Writing in the Social Sciences

Writing in the Social Sciences
Writing characteristic of disciplines that inquire into human behavior and institutions; correspondence, proposals, library paper, empirical research, and reviews.
ENGL
315
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesFirst-year writing, junior or senior status.
 NoteCarries GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication credit.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 OfferedHonors also.
Course Outcomes

Process

Employ informed and flexible processes for writing and speaking, including: creating and/or finding ideas about which to write; collecting evidence and data; planning and drafting; revising; editing; and designing or presenting a message so that it is successfully understood by a specified audience.

Structure

Write coherent and unified texts, including effective introductions, clear thesis statements, supporting details, transitions, and strong conclusions.

Rhetorical Situation

Use various methods of invention, organization, and style to adapt written and oral forms of communication to specific rhetorical situations.

Sources

Utilize the library and electronic resources to locate relevant information, assess its reliability and usefulness, and effectively and ethically incorporate it into their own writing by following an appropriate style of documentation.

Style

Write in a correct, clear, and graceful prose style.

Library

Successfully complete the library tour, tutorial, and tests (if not completed as part of the first-year writing requirement). Successfully complete a library mini-course taught for their major area and demonstrate the ability to use the library effectively.

Tables and Figures

Demonstrate the ability to create, number, and label tables and figures.

Revision

Effectively evaluate and comment on the writing of others to facilitate revision.