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Choose your own scientific interests, whether that is a particular animal/organism, habitat, science concept or finding or conservation effort, to create new forms and styles of writing.


This course will utilize a combination of in-class reading/writing, self-guided research, class discussion, interactive lecture, writing workshop, and the visual arts. We will begin the class by looking at forms of writing that strayed away from creative writing conventions, such as nonsense literature. Then, students will choose their own scientific interests, whether that is a particular animal/organism, habitat, or conservation effort. After gathering this information, students will use this information to take apart traditional story form, poetry, and diction/syntax to create their own writing structure. Along the way, students will share their findings and progress with each other through discussion and workshop.

What You Will Learn


Students in Elementary School: Rewriting the Scientific World will:

  • Discuss and practice a variety of forms of creative writing
  • Identify and discuss the building blocks of writing
  • Conduct research and gather information on a selected topic
  • Create visuals to accompany their writing
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Note: Upon successful enrollment of a section, students will receive a confirmation email from our Student Services team. This email will include a link to an authorization form that is required to be completed within 72-hours of enrollment.

Course Number: ENG-90034
Credit: 1.50 unit(s)