IWP Writing Courses Linked with Interesting Lecture Courses in the Disciplines

Linked Writing Courses with Lecture Courses in Humanities, Social and Natural Sciences

Would you like a writing course linked to a lecture course you will take this Fall? Here are interesting Fall lecture courses that are paired with an optional 5-credit writing class.  All students taking the listed lecture are eligible to take the writing course. Links satisfy either the 5-credit composition “C” requirement, or half of the 10-credit “W” requirement. Choices include lecture courses in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences.

ENGL 198:  Social SciencesGEOG/JSIS 123 “Intro Globalization”

HIST 111 “The Ancient World”

PHIL 102 “Contemp Moral Problems”

PHIL 160 “Perspectives on Science”

PSYCH 101A  “Intro to Psychology”

SOC 110 “Survey of Sociology”

AFRAM/HSTAA 150  “Intro to African-American History”

ENGL 198: Natural Sciences

ASTR 150 “The Planets”

BIOL 180 A “Introductory Biology”

ENGL 297: Humanities

C LIT 27: “Asian Martial Arts Film”

ENGL 301: “English Lang & Lit”

ENGL 298:   Social Sciences

ANTH 215  “Medical Anth & Global Health”

GEOG 230  “Global Inequality”

JSIS 200  “States & Capitalism”

JSIS 203 The Rise of Asia

POL S 201 “Intro to Political Theory”

POL S 203 “Intro to International Relations”

SOC 201 “Topics in Sociology: The City”

SOC 212 “Comp Social Change”

SOC 292 “Public Schooling in America”

ENGL 299   Natural Sciences

PSYCH 202 “Biopsychology”

ENGL 198 E or PENGL 198 F

ENGL 198 J

ENGL 198 K

ENGL 198 L, M or N

ENGL 198 Q or R

ENGL198 V or X

ENGL 199 B

ENGL 199 C,D or E

ENGL 297 C or D

ENGL 297 F, G, H or J

ENGL 298 B

ENGL 298 C

ENGL 298 I

ENGL 298 J

ENGL 298 L

ENGL 298 N

ENGL 298 P

ENGL 298 Q

ENGL 298 R

ENGL 299 A

Ways Writing Links Help Navigate UW Requirements, Disciplines and Departments

The Interdisciplinary Writing Program (IWP) offers expository writing courses linked with specified lecture courses. Students can take up to 15 credits in writing links, and they have uses far beyond meeting UW’s basic writing requirement. The principle behind writing links is that students improve as writers when they are engaged with the content and purpose of their papers. Students learn to use writing as a means of exploring ideas, gaining a better understanding of their material and of disciplinary conventions. Pairing a writing course with a lecture course enhances learning in both and advances command of the concepts, sources and recent debates that shape a particular field or topic of study. Linked courses also play an important role in key transitions that accompany study at UW, whether from high school or community college writing instruction to university practice, from general education courses to courses in the major or the successful transition of international students to English as the medium of higher education.

Assignments in a writing link always draw on materials from the accompanying lecture course, and often include drafts of papers submitted in the lecture course.  While ENGL 297, 298, and 299 are called “Intermediate Writing,” there is no pre-requisite — they are not taught at a different level; rather, the course numbers are related to the level of the large lecture they’re linked with.  Students do not need to take a 100-level writing course before enrolling in a 200-level writing link. Any student who enrolls in a lecture course is eligible to take its link.

The links (197, 198, 199, 297, 298, 299) can count as “C” or “W” credit and are taught by Brotman-award-winning Interdisciplinary Writing Program faculty.

For more information on these classes, please contact the office of the Interdisciplinary Writing Program in the Department of English at (206) 543-2190, Padelford A-11,IWP Program Coordinator, Karla Toftektofte@u.washington.edu or IWP Director, Norman Wacker  nwacker @ u.washington.edu.

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