This course is an introduction to writing and reading on the college level. The class will require frequent informal writing assignments, an oral presentation and at least two formal writing assignments. The goal is for students to acquire the skills to achieve college-level literacy.
Three hours of discussion and group work per week. Intended for students who have had an introductory writing course. Students will examine the views of nature and the environment as they are expressed by selected writers, poets and essayists. Frequent informal and formal writing assignments, research and documentation, and an oral presentation are required. With an emphasis on critical writing, critical thinking and critical reading, students will learn the literacy expectations of their disciplines.
Three hours of discussion and lecture per week. A writing-intensive literature course designed to develop reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. We will be reading contemporary urban-based literature, both porse and poetry, and analyzing those works through the lens of ecocriticism. Spring.
Current instructor: DeBaise
Three hours of discussion and lecture per week. Examination of the views of nature and the environment as seen by selected writers, poets and essayists of the 19th and 20th centuries, up to Rachel Carson. The readings, discussions and written assignments will explore the aesthetics, the socio-politico climate and the prevailing attitudes toward the environment that formed the backdrop for readings. Intended for students who have had the freshman sequence of writing courses.
Current instructor: Hogan
Three hours of lecture and discussion per week. This writing-intensive literature course takes an ecocritical approach to nature literature, both prose and poetry, written by contemporary authors. Coverage includes ecofeminism, science literature, and native American literature. Spring.
Current instructor: DeBaise
Students explore forms of environmental writing including but not limited to: journalism, poetry, memoir, field notes, historical research, natural histories and polemics. Students analyze the nuances and conventions of contemporary environmental writing to a public, professional and academic audience. They research and compose a variety of environmental document options including, but not limited to field notes, journals, poetry, memoir, natural history, polemics, historical research, and collaborative projects.
Current instructor: Lawler
Three hours of lecture, discussion, workshops per week. Principles and practice of writing skills required of science professionals. Develop proficiency in determining the purpose of a document; analyze the audience; select, develop and organize the information in an appropriate design; and write clearly, precisely and effectively. Writing assignments done weekly; rewriting is routinely required.
Current instructor: Wagner
Three hours of lecture and discussion per week. Principles and practice of writing skills required of environmental professionals. Develop proficiency in determining the purpose of a document; analyze the audience; select, develop and organize the information in an appropriate design; and write clearly, precisely and effectively. Writing assignments are made weekly; rewriting is routinely required.
Current instructor: Thorley
EWP 494/696: Creative Non-Fiction for the Sciences
Students in the course will read and write creative nonfiction, a genre that reflects a harmonious movement among subjective experience, factual research, and public interest in science and the environment. The course focuses on the writing processes and techniques used to write ideas, theories, and experiences to a lay audience.
Current instructor: Jager
This course covers a range of topics related to journalism: interviewing, writing the lead, style, writing and organizing the story, layout, editing and revising, writing features and follow-up stories, covering speeches, etc. In addition, students explore how the media covers scientific and environmental issues. Students work on writing skills--from basic editing techniques to more sophisticated areas of style.
Current instructor: Dodson