ENGL390 - Science Writing
Syllabus:
Section(s):
9001 - John Matthews
9002 - John Matthews
9003 - John Matthews
9004 - John Matthews

Prerequisite: ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and junior standing or higher. Credit only granted for: ENGL390 or ENGL393S. Formerly: ENGL393S.

Specifically designed for students interested in further study in the physical and biological sciences. Exposes students to the conventions of scientific prose in the genres of research articles and proposals. Students learn to accommodate scientific information to general audiences.

This course is appropriate for science majors interested in further study in the physical and biological sciences. It is grounded in the discipline of the rhetoric of science, which focuses on the conventions and genres characteristic of the writing professional scientists do. English 390 exposes students to the conventions of scientific prose used in research articles and proposals, in particular. In addition, students learn to accommodate scientific information to general audiences. English 390 covers the complex process writers need must to accomplish their purposes, including how to accommodate information to specific audiences; how to use stylistic and visual devices to make information more accessible; and how to edit their work as well as that of their peers.                                                                                                                        
For more information about this course please see the Professional Writing Program's website.
 
Notes:
  • This course satisfies the professional writing requirement. For ENGL majors to receive major credit from this course, they will have to have already fulfilled the professional writing requirement with another course.
  • Credit only granted for: ENGL390 or ENGL393S. Formerly: ENGL393S.
     
Prerequisites: 
ENGL101; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and junior standing or higher.