Students will use their knowledge of the generalized good practices of writing which was the focus of 111 to study and develop argumentative research-oriented writing of their own. Becoming a good writer is a recursive, complex, learning process that takes many years to accomplish. After the completion of 112, students will be fully prepared as writers to engage in the intellectual work of the University at a high-achieving level and will be able to engage in humanities-centered research, and to present that research in sophisticated ways, including locating, evaluating, citing, and using primary/secondary sources; analyzing and composing arguments using multiple media (oral, written, and digital formats); and knowing how to select specific genres and modes of expression to reach specific audiences.
Concurrently with these two courses, students take the two-semester sequence, 201 and 202, which substitutes for the university's Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities requirement. 201 and 202 introduce students to the web of cultures and traditions that constitutes our world histories, and then raise questions about how individual and collective identities have been and ought to be shaped by these historical and cultural forces.