The following courses were collaboratively developed and planned in 2022 and co-taught in Spring 2023.
CAS CS 115 Academic Writing in Computer Science
2 credits. Either sem.
Pre-req: WR 120 or equivalent, CS 111. This 2-credit course offers a Writing Intensive unit through the topic of computer science. Students engage with readings and discussions in current computer science issues. The course focuses on teaching critical reading, creating a strong argument, and engaging with a variety of sources. Effective Spring 2023, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Writing-Intensive Course.
Prof. Alley Stoughton and Master Lecturer Rebecca Kinraide co-designed and co-taught this course.
CAS MA 301 Writing in Mathematics
2 credits. 2nd sem.
Prerequisite: First Year Writing Seminar (e.g., CAS WR 120). Writing in mathematics is distinctive for at least two reasons: i) in addition to written language, mathematical writing involves numbers, symbols, and images; and ii) mathematicians write not only to communicate their work, but more perhaps importantly to clarify and refine their own thinking. In this class, we explore how writing is used to both communicate and facilitate mathematics by participating in the process of writing across a range of discipline-specific genres, including proof writing and expository writing, for distinct audiences such as peer mathematicians and the public. In order to receive credit for MA 301 a student must 1) have not yet received credit for any MA courses numbered 500 and above OR 2) have already received credit for MA courses numbered 500 but received no grades of A- or higher in any of them. Effective Spring 2023, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Writing-Intensive Course.
Prof. Margaret Beck and Master Lecturer Anna Pansczyzyk co-designed and co-taught this course.
CAS NE 370 Neuroscience Communications
2 credits. 2nd sem.
Prequisites: First-Year Writing Seminar (e.g., CAS WR 120.) and CAS NE 102 or CAS NE 203.
Students explore diverse neuroscience career paths by practicing writing for different genres related to science journalism and business careers. Attention to stylistic revision and multimedia design and communication informed by the needs of the different audiences these careers reach. Effective Spring 2023, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Writing-Intensive Course.
Senior Lecturers Kyle Gobrogge and Jessica Kent co-designed and co-taught this course.