Winter 2016 Linked Writing Courses

If you would find it useful for your learning to take a writing course linked to a lecture, read on for information about some lecture/writing link pairs you might be interested in for winter quarter. UW research and end of course student evaluations consistently show that students who take both a lecture and a linked writing class find their learning and performance in both are enhanced.

Remember that you can use IWP classes (English 197, 198, 199, 297, 298 or 299) toward the “Composition” requirement (which you’re probably doing this quarter for English 198) or toward the “W” (additional writing) requirement. You can take up to three IWP classes while you’re at UW. The number of the IWP course matches the numbering of the lecture, so writing links with 100-level lectures are numbered 197, 198 or 199, and writing links with lectures at the 200-level and above are numbered 297, 298 and 299. This doesn’t mean the 200-level writing courses are more demanding than the 100 level writing courses. If you’re eligible for and interested in the lecture, then the link is appropriate for you.

Interested in the Natural Sciences? Check out:

Biology 180A: Introductory Biology (M-F 1:30-2:20, SLN 11325; NW credit), and linked writing courses English 199D or 199E. English 199D (MWF 2:30-3:20, SLN 14050) is a writing link designed specifically for multilingual students. English 199D has the same course goals and curriculum as the other sections, and is open to students who self-identify as multilingual. The course is intended for students whose first language is not English, but all students who consider themselves multilingual are welcome to register. The course is taught by an instructor with TESOL training and extensive experience with multilingual students’ writing. English 199E (MWF 12:30-1:20, SLN 14051) is open to any student enrolled in Biology 180A, and will be taught by Prof. Megan Callow, a member of the faculty in Interdisciplinary Writing.

Introduction to Global Health (which you can register for as either Global Health 101 or Geography 180 or JSIS B 180; TuTh 2:30-4:20; I&S credit) is linked with English 199J, K or L (depending on how you signed up for the lecture). The linked writing course will meet TuTh 12:30-1:50, for “C” or “W” credit.


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