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ENG102 - Composition in the Natural and Social Sciences
Catalog Description: Continues the study of composition strategies introduced in ENG 101 by focusing on writing within the social and natural sciences. Emphasizes critical thinking skills and rhetorical principles commonly employed in disciplines that investigate human behavior and/or the natural world. Students produce 20 to 25 pages of text. Prerequisite: ENG101.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Create informative or persuasive academic work through process-oriented writing to support academic discourse across the curriculum
2. Revise informative or persuasive academic work through process-oriented writing to support academic discourse across the curriculum
3. Express a specific opinion or position with supporting logic or evidence
4. Employ differentiated forms of writing common to the social or natural sciences (e.g. abstracts, research reports, reviews of literature, etc.)
5. Adjust the purpose of their writing to match audience needs and rhetorical situations appropriate to various disciplines across the curriculum
6. Adjust the form of their writing to match audience needs and rhetorical situations appropriate to various disciplines across the curriculum
7. Apply correct academic documentation conventions appropriate to writing in the sciences (e.g. APA, ASA, CMS, CSE, etc.)
8. Apply library research appropriate to writing in the sciences
Effective Term: Spring 2020