102G - Syllabus - DRAFT

102G - Syllabus - DRAFT - UWP 102G Writing in the...

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UWP 102G Writing in the Disciplines: Environmental Writing SQ 2010 Jeff Magnin Lecturer University Writing Program UC Davis 313 Voorhies Hall jamagnin@ucdavis.edu Office Hours: Tuesdays, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, and, on Wednesdays, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. On those Tuesdays that fall the night before a final draft is due (January 19, February 2, February 23, and March 9), I’ll hold a Chat Room from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM; We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ~Native American Proverb Introduction UWP 102G meets the university’s upper-division writing requirement. It is a writing-intensive class, though it is more than that because it is really a class in communicating well in words. In addition, UWP 102G requires active reading and clear thinking – this last being necessary if students care to compose writing that’s both clear and attractive to audiences both within and without the organization. Prerequisites Prerequisite: Course 1 or English 3 or the equivalent and upper-division standing. GE credit: Wrt (cannot be used to satisfy a college or university composition requirement and GE writing experience simultaneously). Not open for credit to students who have completed English 101. - I, II, III (I, II, III.) Catalog Description 102G Topical Outline Practicing writing in a variety of formats and genres, including the personal essay, article proposals, grant proposals, newsletter or journal articles, reports, academic papers, and/or policy writing and review. Practicing conventions of style, discourse and documentation appropriate to the genres. Understanding the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing for style, conciseness, and
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correctness. Practice in managing and participating in collaborative writing projects. Analyzing rhetorical situations, formats, identifying purpose and audience, and adapting format, style, and diction to the needs of varied and multiple audiences. Strengthening analytical reading skills. Differentiating among various types of sources and learning how to synthesize them appropriately. Developing an effective style of oral communication appropriate to the discipline. 102G Reading Bioregional essayists such as Freeman House and Gary Snyder; environmental lawyers such as Holly Doremus ; Relevant statutory or case law; relevant scientific journal articles and reports; environmental history or theory such as Garrett Hardin or Aldo Leopold. 102G Course Format and Requirements UWP 102G is a four-unit course. Three hours per week is lecture/discussion. As with all upper division writing classes, an additional unit of credit is justified by the significant amount of work that students must do outside of class time to plan, draft, and revise the 6,000 or more words of required writing. In addition to this substantial written requirement, students will meet individually with the instructor for discussion and evaluation of their work. The estimated time of preparation of the writing assignments
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