Interdisciplinary Research and Writing
This course serves many purposes. It has been designed in part to give students the tools to express themselves appropriately in an academic environment. Some of the topics to be covered in this course will include how to write essays and construct arguments using a variety of writing strategies, how to create an academic essay and how to uncover and pursue a thesis for papers on a variety of subjects. Students will address many writing issues, including but not limited to: grammar, structure, and editing. In addition, this course will guide students through the creation of their Interdisciplinary Studies Assessment (ISA). The ISA is a collection of formalized accounts in essay form of experiences adult students have had throughout the course of their lives that yield knowledge equivalent to college level course work.