The primary purpose of this course is to help students better understand the principles of reading and writing in the sciences. It will accomplish this goal by providing students with opportunities to practice with some of the reading and writing techniques used in scientific disciplines. Students will analyze scientific papers; translating the material for use by specific public audiences; and they will work with other scientific writing to question both scientific methods and the nature of inquiry. Students will learn that science writing is an act of communicating ideas to those in their field and to the general public. Achieving a passing grade in ENG 110, FIQWS, or an equivalent class is a required prerequisite for taking this course.
This is a Zero Textbook Cost course. There are links to reading assignments that live online, and I have uploaded assigned articles in portable document format (.pdf).