Credit(s):3 Prerequisite(s):BIOL 160/BIOL 160A, BIOL 161/BIOL 161A, CHEM 160/CHEM 160A, CHEM 161/CHEM 161A and ENGL 111. This course offers students an introduction to both reading and writing in the biological sciences, culminating in scientific literacy. Students will read different pieces of science writing each week spanning from primary research articles to more popular writing, and perform a weekly writing assignment based on that week’s readings. Students will focus on basic writing skills, forming persuasive arguments, and writing for specific audiences. Lastly, the skill of revision will be emphasized and writing samples will be worked on continuously throughout the semester.