Karen J. Lunsford | Courses

Writing 2E, Academic Writing for Engineers

A writing course focusing on developing analytical skills, synthesizing multiple sources, sustaining coherent arguments, and revising for clarity of style. Reading and writing assignments are drawn from a range of engineering disciplines.

Writing 109HP, Writing for Health Professionals

Strategy, analysis, format for various types of academic and professional writing in health care fields. Contemporary topics/issues will be the basis of study, discussion, research, and writing.
 
Writing 109ST, Writing for Science and Technology

Analysis and practice of various forms of scientific and technical writing, both academic and professional, such as reports, proposals, journal articles, and abstracts. Attention to research methods, design of papers, development of graphics, technical style, and editing strategies.

Writing 251, Academic Research Writing

Instruction in the writing of graduate academic documents, including proposals, theses, course papers, articles for publication, and C.V.'s. Emphasis on writing clearly and mastering disciplinary conventions. Lecture plus laboratory.

Writing 252, Teaching Technical Communication

Offers graduate students a theoretical and pedagogical foundation for teaching introductory courses in technical communication, and in particular, UCSB's writing courses for freshman engineering majors.
 
Writing 272, Writing Research Colloquium

Offers faculty, visitors, and students the opportunity to particpate in discussions about their own and others' research. The Colloquium is open to everyone and video conferencing is available. Graduate students may participate in the Colloquium for credit: up to 2 units if you attend for the quarter; up to 4 units if you also present your own work. The Colloquium can be repeated for credit.

Writing 501A, Academic Writing Instruction

Preparatory orientation and concurrent training for newly appointed Writing Program teaching assistants. Topics include theories of composition pedagogy, academic literacies, principles of instructional design and curriculum development, effective classroom practices, and assessment of student writing.

Writing 501B, Academic Writing Instruction

Preparatory orientation and concurrent training for newly appointed Writing Program teaching assistants. Topics include theories of composition pedagogy, academic literacies, principles of instructional design and curriculum development, effective classroom practices, and assessment of student writing.

Education 202F, Literacy in the Information Age

Examines the political, pedagogical, and research consequences implied when traditional definitions of literacy are revised and when new literacies (and new technologies) are introduced.
 
Education 202G, Collaborative Learning/Collaborative Writing

Examines the "new basic" skills of collaborative learning and collaborative writing, how they are related, and how they manifest themselves in workplace and educational settings.