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FDENG 301

Advanced Writing and Research

Help students learn how to reason carefully and express ideas clearly. Students develop these competencies as they learn to recognize strong arguments, uncover assumptions, evaluate evidence, recognize rhetorical patterns, and infer ideas from data. To apply their understanding of these skills, students write summaries, essays synthesizing ideas from diverse sources, critiques of arguments, and research papers that focus on issues relevant to their majors.


Course Outcomes

Help students learn how to reason carefully and express ideas clearly as they respond to a variety of rhetorical situations. Students develop these competencies as they learn to recognize strong arguments, uncover assumptions, evaluate evidence, recognize rhetorical patterns, and infer ideas from data. To apply these skills, students conduct advanced academic research and write summaries, reports, and essays synthesizing ideas from diverse sources.

  1. Write a cogent, extended argument supported by reliable research.
  2. Write substantive critiques of complex arguments.
  3. Synthesize evidence in a clearly written document.
  4. Produce writing that adapts to distinct rhetorical situations.
  5. Accurately document sources using a specific style guide.
  6. Produce at least thirty pages of polished writing, including at least twenty pages of instructor-assessed writing.
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Hours:

3.0 Credits

Prerequisites:

FDENG 101

FORMAT:

Lecture, Online

Track:

Fall, Winter, Spring