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ENGL 3340. Exploring Scientific Writing. 3 Hours.

Fulfills a requirement for English majors pursuing an emphasis in Professional & Technical Writing, and open to other interested students. Focuses on rhetorical principles that influence writing in scientific professions. Students will study the writings of influential scientists-rhetoricians. Successful completers will demonstrate through theory and application an understanding of these principles through these types of scientific writing: environmental impact statements, the scientific report, and articles from contemporary scientific journals. Students also will examine current controversies in scientific debate. Prerequisite: ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2010A (Grade C or higher). SP (even).