2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 16, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 1112 - Seminar in Academic Inquiry and Writing


Prerequisite: placement by the English Department or a grade of C or better in ENGL 1103 . This course introduces students to the conventions of academic writing and the habits of critical inquiry they will need in university courses and beyond.  Students read and annotate texts on a topic (or topics) selected by the instructor, develop original avenues of inquiry through classroom discussion, and transform their questions into well-supported academic arguments.  Assignment sequences incorporate opportunities for research, drafting, revision, editing, and reflection to help students find writing processes that can be replicated in future courses and workplace projects that require only polished work.  Because different disciplines and career paths present different scenarios for critical thinking and writing, this course also teaches students how to adapt the conventions of academic inquiry to a variety of contexts. 3 credits