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WCWP 10B: The Writing Course B

Intermediate Academic Argumentation

The purpose of the Warren Writing sequence is to enable undergraduate students, through intensive practice, to read and write academic arguments in preparation for their work in various academic disciplines. Warren Writing 10B is required of all Warren College students who have completed WCWP 10A.

Prerequisite: Completion of WCWP 10A with a passing letter grade. Open to Warren College students only. (Letter grade only.)


WCWP 10B sections - Summer and Fall 2018

Please note that we will NOT be adding more sections of 10B to summer session or fall quarter. These sections were intended as a courtesy for upper classmen who are nearing graduation and need the course to graduate on time. If you could not get into a section, please plan to take it winter or spring of 2019 when there will be many more sections offered.

This class does get impacted so it is imperative that you take it as soon as you are able to. If you are able to enroll in a section, do NOT put it off. We have no mechanism for making exceptions for any student to allow them to bypass a waitlist. This also means not putting off 10A either. The sooner you take 10A, the sooner you can take 10B.

"Food Matters: Eating in the 21st Century"

Warren Writing 10B builds on the terms and principles of academic argumentation explored in Warren Writing 10A. In 10B, our exploration of academic argumentation will focus on food and ethics. Have you ever thought about where your food comes from? When you buy food, do you select what is cheapest, healthiest, or most ethically produced? Do you care if it is organic or conventionally grown? Does it matter if it was produced in your area or on the other side of the globe? Do you think about if it was picked or packaged or processed by workers who were compensated fairly? The answers to these questions are not necessarily easy or obvious, which means there are lots of fruitful ways for students like you to join the conversation. In fact, the confusion and controversy provide a real opportunity for writers. It is because there are not easy answers and obvious right ways to think about food that the topic offers legitimate—and interesting—contested terrain for you to explore. And providing ways for you to consider, analyze, and write about real issues and controversies is the real purpose of this course.

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