ERIC Number: ED241385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Writing across the Curriculum: Geography.
Sebastian, Glenn R.
A cross-disciplinary project at the University of South Alabama has been successful in improving the technical competence of undergraduate writers in all academic fields. For the geography department, this project has involved developing courses which teach writing as part of the thinking process and problem-solving method. While instructors have encountered several problems in carrying out this program, such as how to determine the value of writing assignments in the final grade and how to assign writing activities in large lecture courses, the university offers workshops to faculty facing these problems. Writing labs are also provided for students with difficulties. Student evaluations indicate that the writing assignments have been one of the most helpful activities in the geography curriculum. (LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cross Discipline Education; University of South Alabama
Note: Paper presented at the National Council for Geographic Education Conference (Ocho Rios, Jamaica, October 23-28, 1983).