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Advanced Academic Writing

General

Prefix

ENGL

Course Number

331

Course Level

Undergraduate

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Liberal Arts

Description

Multiple definitions, purposes, audiences, genres and ethics in academic writing; relationship to workplace and civic writing. Historical and theoretical assumptions. Writing practice in various written and electronic genres.

Prerequisites

Credits

Min

4

Max

4

Repeatable

No

Goals and Diversity

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Analyze, compose, and critique varied genres of academic writing, such as the exploratory essay, research report, annotations, article/book review.

Outcome

Compose for different purposes: explanation, persuasion, analysis, reflection.

Outcome

Analyze audiences and adapt writing to different audiences.

Outcome

Compose in electronic environments, such as wikis, listservs, blogs, chats as appropriate to academic writing.

Outcome

Incorporate rhetorical theory in the context of academic writing situations.

Outcome

Evaluate ethical concerns in writing appropriate to academic communities.

Course Outline

Course Outline

Rhetorical principles for analyzing and composing varied genres of academic writing, such as the exploratory essay, research report, annotations, article/book review, 20% Readings providing analysis of composition for different purposes: explanation, persuasion, analysis, reflection, 15% Rhetorical strategies and genre conventions for academic writing 20% Research methods and documentation. 10% Editing skills for evaluating content, style, formatting, readability, and mode of delivery (print or electronic). 10% Introduction to rhetorical theories of audience and ethics. 15% Collaborative writing and technologies for supporting teams. 15%

Dependencies

Courses

ENGL331 is a prerequisite for:

Programs

ENGL331 is a completion requirement for: