HSC 210 - Writing in the Sciences

3 credits (PREREQUISITES: SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF ENG 101 and ANY COLLEGE LEVEL SCIENCE COURSE)

This course is a writing-intensive class that is centered on the types of writing required of professionals in the Health and Environmental Sciences fields. Writing in a scientific voice requires the ability to access, evaluate, and interpret information and arguments in the sciences. Students develop skills in paraphrasing and summarizing written communication, as well as the ability to analyze experiments. This course will make extensive use of collaboration, peer review, and of repeated revision of drafts until a satisfactory level of writing is achieved. Students work throughout the course to develop an independent perspective on a scientific topic of interest. Writing projects include a lab report, an article written for a general audience, and a review paper that incorporates all of the skills amassed during the course. WR (F, Sp, Su)