Satisfies Junior Year Writing Requirement. The goal of this course is to teach the writing techniques and styles that are appropriate for the types of careers that might be pursued by an astronomy major. The course will be composed of both a set of short writing assignments and longer assignments, and some of these assignments will be orally presented to the class. All students will critique the talks, and some written assignments will be exchanged between students for peer editing and feedback. Some papers will require analysis of astrophysical data.
Completion of 200-level or higher astronomy class, ENGLWRIT 112 or 113, and at least the first two semesters of the physics sequence.