ENG-1420 FYS: Journaling - Writing in New Territory

3 credits

Prerequisite: Open to Freshman only

The objective of this course is to use writing as a means to stimulate reflective and critical thinking. With these skills, the students can then see the world through these lenses, as students and as writers. Students will do investigative writing; that is, they will not only write what they observe, but also they will write about how and why these observations affect the interpretation of experience, insight, and knowledge. Students will use daily writing as a crucial medium for thinking. Students use their journals as a way to communicate through observation, reflection, introspection, and written expression. This is a first-year seminar course and meets the First-Year Seminar requirement of the GECC.