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CW 171 - Writing in the Social Sciencs

Summer 2021

Intended for both social sciences majors and non-majors, College Writing 171 provides students with a rhetorical framework for understanding the conventions of writing within the social sciences. The goal is to write more effectively to reach readers both inside and outside the field. Exploring ideas of audience, genre, style, and authorship, students will read a wide variety of texts, including critical texts from rhetoric and composition that analyze writing in the social sciences, as well as genres specific to it, and genres intended for wider audiences (e.g., editorials, grant application letters, explanatory articles). Students will also write a variety of these genres.

Available in 
Fulfillment of both halves (Parts A and B) of the Reading & Composition Requirement or consent of instructor
Units and Format 
3 units – Six hours of lecture per week for six weeks
Grading Option 
Letter grade





Class Number: 15454
Meeting time @ place:
- @ Online - Time TBA
Section Theme: TBA
Section Description:

This course is offered in Session D (July 6-August 13, 2021).

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