2022-2023 Catalog 
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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SSC 241: Writing and Critical Analysis in the Social & Behavioral Sciences

3 credits

This course will assist the student in learning scientific writing and critical analysis. Concepts to be covered include types of research writing such as descriptive essays, explorations, explanations, evaluations, critical reviews, case studies, ethnographies, life histories, and experiments; the organization of research, including how to construct science-oriented research papers: specifically identifying argument, variables, and key points; recognizing and avoiding errors such as leading questions, assumptions, and circular reasoning; using supporting evidence; writing research, including drafts, outlines, self-editing, and citation methods; navigating academic English spelling, grammar, and usage; and reading and evaluating sources for content and critical analysis. This course is a foundation for SSC 340  Research Methods. Three hour lecture. Offered Fall.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 101 .
Co-requisite(s): None.

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