HONR 19903

Interdisciplinary Approaches In Writing
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Writing

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About the Course
From the oxygen-rich atmosphere produced in the earth’s early history by cyanobacteria to the carbon-rich atmosphere produced by industrial civilization, our planet has been thoroughly designed by bio-technical processes. But much of this design has taken place haphazardly, thoughtlessly. In this course, we will learn to look at reality in what the architect Alejandro Aravena calls “a proposal key” and mobilize the written word as a tool for formulating, critiquing, and revising design ideas at varying levels of scale. Given the thorough entanglement of technological, economic, and political structures in our contemporary world system, this course will use the lens of design to think constructively about global problems encompassing diverse realms of knowledge. We will strive to develop both the humility to seek out design solutions in the vast archive of human and natural history and the boldness to propose something radically new.Topics covered include: indigenous landscape design, rewilding, geoengineering, algorithmic governance, logistics infrastructures, smart cities, and more. In other words, we will accept the challenge posed by the concept of “interdisciplinarity” and explore the full latitude it might lend to intellectual life.
Course Goals/Learning Objectives
In this course students will:
•refine their ability to produce formal academic writing.
•learn effective strategies for writing project proposals and responding to constructive feedback.
•gain a thorough understanding of the stakes of design practice for crafting a sustainable future.

HONR 19903

Course Catalog
HONR 19903 Interdisciplinary Approaches In Writing

Description
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is a writing-intensive course in which students learn how to find, evaluate, and use credible information, how to express themselves well in a variety of different written genres, and how to write for different audiences. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture
Offered By: No College Designated
Department: Honors College
Course Attributes
Honors, Lower Division, GTC-Information Literacy, UC-Written Communication, UC-Information Literacy, GTC-Written Communication
May be offered at any of the following campuses: West Lafayette
Learning Objectives
1. The ability to express themselves in writing clearly and concisely. 2. An understanding of different written genres and their characteristics. 3. An understanding of context and audience. 4. The ability to select and convey the appropriate content. 5. The ability to organize and format a written work. 6. An awareness and appreciation of writing style. 7. The ability to comment upon another's writing in a productive way. 8. The skills to improve their own writing through revision. 9. The ability to locate and evaluate credible information. 10. The ability to use and document information successfully and ethically.
Prerequisites
Minimum GPA of 3.0 General Requirements: 3.000000000 gpa. 00100 to 59999 May not be taken concurrently.
Other Information
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications: Sophomore: 45 - 59 hours Sophomore: 30 - 44 hours Freshman: 0 - 14 hours Freshman: 15 - 29 hours
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