30.153 University Writing for the Sciences

Prerequisite: Nil.

This course is designed to assist students in understanding and practicing modes of explanation and  argumentation that are relevant to the Sciences. Special emphasis will be placed on the articulation of credible hypotheses, the presentation of clear descriptions, methods and analyses, and the development of sound evaluations and explanations of scientific results. Nonspecialist reference material used for discussion and written analysis will be selected from a variety of scientific disciplines.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.