100 U.S. Academic Writing for International Students
Recognizing that different cultures define good writing in different ways, this course introduces international students to American academic writing. Students will learn the qualities of a good thesis, a variety of organizational patterns, the characteristics of sound evidence, the roles of the reader and writer, and issues of word choice and American idioms.
One-half credit. Offered during the summer program for international students.

101 U.S. Culture and Academic Writing for International Students
This course introduces international students to important U.S. cultural conversations while also explaining the forms, conventions, and expectations of U.S. academic writing. Students will read texts from various disciplines, such as sociology, history, and literature, which provide different perspectives on issues of race, ethnicity, and gender. Through class discussion and writing assignments, students will examine some of the diverse identities within the U.S. and will develop a critical understanding of the issues of power and privilege that shape the interaction between dominant and subordinated groups. Also, students will learn about U.S. academic discourse by practicing the research and writing processes and analyzing the choices U.S. writers make in organization and argument. As a result, the course will help international students make the transition to U.S. culture and academic life at Dickinson College.Full credit. Offered every year.
Attributes: Appropriate for First-Year, US Diversity

102 Topics in Sustainability and Academic Writing
This course introduces students to critical topics in sustainability while also explaining the forms, conventions, and expectations of academic writing. Students will think critically about a contemporary topic in sustainability (such as climate change or biodiversity loss) in order to analyze rhetorical moves and assumptions in popular texts on this issue. Students will also learn about academic discourse by practicing a functional, recursive writing process in order to produce thesis-driven arguments about a contemporary sustainability debate and/or sustainability action.
Attributes: Sustainability Investigations

200 Advanced Critical Thinking and U.S. Academic Writing for International Students
This course offers international students advanced instruction in the rhetoric and writing strategies employed by successful American academic writers. Focusing on a course theme chosen by the instructor, students will delve deeply into a topic over the course of the semester. Students will learn to craft an arguable thesis, develop an original interpretation, create increasingly complex organizational structures, experiment with sentence length and style, and construct a voice as a writer.
Attributes: Writing in the Discipline

211 Topics in Expository Writing
A course in expository prose which focuses on the writing process itself, emphasizing the organization of ideas and development of style. Seminars, group tutorials, or individual instruction.
Attributes: Writing in the Discipline

214 Working with Writers: Theory and Practice
Designed primarily for students who serve as tutors in the Norman M. Eberly Writing Center as well as for future teachers, this course examines how people learn to write from both a theoretical and a hands-on perspective.
Prerequisite: permission of the Director of the Writing Program. This course is cross-listed as ENGL 214.
Attributes: Writing in the Discipline