Advanced Writing in the Professions
ENGL 202 is a required three-credit course that Penn State undergraduates are eligible to take after attaining fourth-semester standing. As compared to ENGL 015, ENGL 202 is an advanced writing course to which students are expected to bring some disciplinary expertise from coursework in their majors. The goals of ENGL 202 are (1) to introduce students to typical kinds of writing in their disciplines (and typical ways discipline members go about writing), and (2) to advance their skills as critical readers and effective writers, not only for use in college, but also in their professional, civic, and private lives.
ENGL 202 has five versions that reflect broad disciplinary areas: