2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 20, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

ENGL 1114 - Seminar in Academic Inquiry and Writing with Laboratory


Prerequisite: placement by the English Department. 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.