PLSCI 1105

PLSCI 1105

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This First-Year Writing Seminar is devoted to examining critical issues and ideas in the plant sciences by discussing texts on topics ranging from genetic modification of plants to sustainability to climate change and issues involving agricultural labor, among others. The scale of challenges in plant science provides a wide range of stimulating opportunities to think and write critically about the human condition and our impact on the world. Topics vary by semester.

When Offered Fall or Spring.

  • Execute college writing strategies such as preparation of outlines, drafts, revisions, and participation in the peer-review process.
  • Analyze a variety of information in the plant sciences ranging from scientific literature, reviews, popular science articles, and books.
  • Summarize key ideas in the plant sciences.
  • Reference and cite scholarly sources appropriately.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: FWS: Writing Like a Biologist

  • 19589 PLSCI 1105   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at