04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R
East Building 134
Section Information for Spring 2022
Writing for the Social Sciences is run as a writing practicum and emphasizes a “learning by doing”. Students will engage the writing process intensively and deliberately, both in class and outside class, will read and evaluate different writings in the social sciences, providing evaluation and critique of them in the process of honing and refining their own writing skills. Students will develop strategies for writing regularly, for managing anxiety about writing, and developing critical, but constructive strategies of self-evaluation. Students will gain practice in different types of writing undertaken by social scientists including research reports, scholarly journal articles, and research proposals. Students will also gain skills in social science writing directed at a broader audience of readers including, editorials, white papers, research briefs and new releases, blogs and non-scholarly articles. Students will read examples of the range of writings by social scientists, identifying persuasive argument, how to advance a claim and the productive use of evidence.
Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.
Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.