Instruction in critical reading and argumentative writing by reading and responding to essays from the social and natural sciences. Concentration on the research methods and techniques necessary to create an extended written argument. This particular course will focus mainly on reading and writing about the natural and social sciences from an Alaska perspective. We will examine writings that reflect cultural, environmental, and historical aspects to create a sense of place. We will discuss these writings in terms of how one develops a sense of place. We will look at different perspectives and interpretations, and, in turn, understand our own perspectives and interpretations.
Prerequisites: ENGL F111X or equivalent.
Recommended: Sophomore standing.
Sheri Skelton is a BSSD school teacher who has taught college English for NWC for several years.