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Unformatted text preview: English 161: Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research Taking Issue: Writing Analytically about Ethics and Politics University of Illinois at Chicago, Winter/Spring 2010 Instructor: William Ford Section 14401 / TR 11:00-12:15 / SH 211 (Stevenson Hall) Office: UH 1801 Section 26882 / TR 12:30- 1:45 / SH 120 (Stevenson Hall) Section 14445 / TR 3:30- 4:45 /BSB 113 (Behavioral Sci.) Telephone: English Dept. 312-413-2200 (leave message) Office Hours: TR 1:45-3:15 Office 312-413-2242 TR 4:45-6:15 English Department: UH 2027 (University Hall) (preferably by appointment) Electronic Mail: email@example.com GENERAL COURSE OBJECTIVES English 161 (Academic Writing II) / Taking Issue: Writing Analytically about Ethics and Politics is designed to prepare you to write academic research papers, partly by involving you in read-ings and discussions about many of the ethical and political controversies of our time. In con-nection with our primary writing text, The Longman Handbook , we'll examine three philosophic-ally-based texts: one ( Ethics ) that will provide us with an organized overview of ethical (and by extension, political) theory, another ( Making Sense ) that attempts to show how ethical theory underlies (whether we realize it or not) all of the most hotly debated questions of the day, and a third ( Attacking Faulty Reasoning ) about logic. Looking at these questions in a more disciplined, analytical and philosophical way will not only help you to sort through alternative positions to find the one that makes the most sense to you, but it will also give you the opportunity (and incentive) to learn some very practical skills to help in the cultivation of your analytical writing. To begin with, you will learn some easy and effective ways to analyze and interpret what you read, including how to observe patterns in writing, how to identify anomalies and formulate...
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