Nov 30, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
College Catalog 2022-2023

INTD 103 - Writing U.S. Academic Culture


Writing in U.S. Academic Culture will familiarize students with traditional writing practices in U.S. academic contexts and advance students’ college-level writing. We will specifically explore common writing experiences of multilingual writers and cultural differences at the intersections of language, authority, knowledge, race, gender, and class. We will read samples of academic writing from various disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, and complete academic writing projects relevant to students’ interests. Although this course is open to all students, first- or second-year students who identify as multilingual and/or international are especially encouraged to enroll. Students will perform numerous types of low-stakes writing with an emphasis on process, the development of a regular writing practice, and the value of drafting. Students will workshop each other’s writing, and graded writing assignments will undergo multiple drafting stages. Students will complete formal academic papers totaling at least 20 pages in length. Spring semester. (4 Credits)