Academic Writing and Critical Reading: Nature, Ecology and Society

Course Code

AWCR 1006

Academic Year


This course is a breadth course in the Industrial Design degree program. Its purpose is twofold:(1) to reinforce students' academic writing skills, with an emphasis on exposition, analysis and argumentation and (2) to develop critical reasoning through discussion and analysis of readings drawn from various academic disciplines and of varying complexity. These readings, which have a general relevance to students in Industrial Design, may vary from semester to semester. Emphasis will be placed on clear writing and the ability to develop reasoned arguments.