SWC 400 - Advanced Rhetoric and Research
Section: 001 Writing in the Sciences
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Sweetland Writing Center (SWC)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course aims to provide you with a critical, theoretical background in writing science. We will consider such issues as story, voice, metaphor, audience, and the function and forms of persuasion in both popular and professional science writing. A second focus of the course is students' own writing about science and practice in using a range of science-related genres. As well as critiquing and responding to readings relating to science writing, you will engage in a range of writing activities in the field of science and in a science-related subject of your choice. Peer review and class discussion are key components of the class.

This class is run as a workshop and seminar, i.e., class time generally focuses around discussion of readings and relevant issues, presentations and discussion led by class members, and work-shopping of exercises and assignments.

Assignments will include short, in-class, presentations, one literature review, one very short paper (200-250 words), two papers of 3-5 pages, and a final, longer paper that will be tied to a formal presentation.

SWC 400 - Advanced Rhetoric and Research
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001 (SEM)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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