2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

LAN 205 Research Writing and Critical Thinking

This course is designed as a bridge between LAN 101 and the various writing-intensive courses offered across disciplines in the college. Picking up where LAN 101 ends, this course focuses specifically on understanding how to read texts with an academic curiosity that leads to substantive research questions. In particular, students approach texts with the intention of critically analyzing the rhetorical situation of multiple types of research writing, to help them begin to intentionally craft their own. Students interact with a wide range of writers, sources, and ideas to practice effective methods of academic inquiry that enable them to participate in ongoing academic conversations. (3 credits)