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Third Writing Course
PURPOSE: This requirement provides students within a variety of discipline-specific contexts additional study of and practice in rhetorical theory, composing processes, and critical thinking, enhancing the reading, writing, and critical thinking abilities students have developed in Composition and Rhetoric I and II. The third writing course also helps develop familiarity with the values, genres, and conventions of a particular discipline.
STUDENT OUTCOMES: The third writing course enables students to understand the concept of rhetorical situations and the connections of purpose, audience, subject, and writer/voice/style; write for a range of audiences; compose in a range of genres; know the main uses, features, and forms of evidence of writing in the field; understand the role of ethics in creating credible, persuasive writing; use writing as a critical thinking tool to comprehend, question, and evaluate; read with an awareness of historical, cultural, and social contexts and with sensitivity to cultural difference; work through multiple drafts, incorporating responses from others, to reach final results; apply the research methodologies and technologies of the field; know the conventions of usage, specialized vocabulary, format, and documentation in the field; and observe the conventions of Edited American English (EAE).
COURSES: One course, preferably after 60 units, from the following list.
ENGINEERING students must take English 182: Introduction to Technical Writing for Engineers or an approved equivalent as their third writing class.
BUSINESS students must take English 179, Practical Business Rhetoric, or 183, Writing for Business as their third writing class.
ARTS AND SCIENCES students may choose a course from the following list of offerings.
100 Art History Proseminar
75 The Classical World in Cinema
130 Writing for Television
20 Introduction to Literary Study
142 Nonfiction Writing: Writing about Nature and the Environment in Trinidad and Tobago
101 Historical Writing
100 Introduction to Writing in the Mathematical Sciences
76 Writing About Music
102 Writing in Psychology
RSOC 164 Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in America
121 Research Practicum
Theatre and Dance
170 Play Writing
The quarterly Schedule of Classes provides a comprehensive list of those courses offered in a particular quarter that meet this requirement.