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University of New Haven Academic Catalog
    University of New Haven
   
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

ENGL 1113 - Seminar in Academic Inquiry and Writing for International Students


Prerequisite: placement by the English Department or a grade of C or better in ENGL 1104 . 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