BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Writing for Social Sciences

ENGL 315


$ 579.00

Instructor: Laura Paulsen Howe
Credits: 3.00

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WRTG 150 (Writing and Rhetoric) or equivalent skill; junior or senior status.


Writing characteristic of disciplines that inquire into human behavior and institutions; correspondence, proposals, library paper, empirical research, and reviews. Online access to Brigham Young University library services.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: Rhetoric and the Social Sciences
Lesson 2: The Individual and Social Dimensions of Composing
Lesson 3: Document Design and Resumes
Lesson 4: Letters and Memos
Lesson 5: Library and Internet Research
Lesson 6: Book Reviews
Lesson 7: The Research Prospectus
Lesson 8: Creating and Adapting Visuals
Lesson 9: Writing the Research Paper
Lesson 10: Primary Research
Lesson 11: Interpreting Documents
Lesson 12: Interviewing
Lesson 13: Observing
Lesson 14: Surveying
Lesson 15: Experimenting
Midcourse Exam Preparation
Lesson 16: Writing an IRB Proposal
Lesson 17: Writing a Critique
Lesson 18: Institutional Style
Lesson 19: Opinion Pieces and Oral Presentations

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Carries BYU GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication credit.