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Advanced Writing in the Social Sciences

Offers instruction in writing for students considering careers or advanced study in the social sciences. By exploring research literature and reflecting on their own experiences, offers students an opportunity to identify issues of interest and analyze how texts make claims, invoke other social science literature, offer evidence, and deploy key terms. Through analysis and imitation, exposes students to the challenges of the social science project, including the collection of data on human subjects and the ethical presentation of evidence. In a workshop setting, offers students an opportunity to evaluate a wide variety of sources and develop expertise in audience analysis, critical research, peer review, and revision.


  • Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Coll of Soc Sci & Humanities (SH).
  • Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes: Junior (JR); Senior (SR).
  • All others need to contact the English department.