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Masterpieces of Scientific Writing - Fall 2017

Professor Dan Sloughter

The course meets in Riley Hall 102 from 10:30 a.m. until 11:20 a.m. (MWF)

Office hours: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (MWF), 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Th), in Riley Hall 205D. Other times are available by appointment.

There are four texts for the course:


On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (A Facsimile of the First Edition with an Introduction by Ernst Mayr), Harvard University Press, 2003 (ISBN: 9780674637528)

Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems by Galileo Galilei, Modern Library Paperback Edition, 2001 (ISBN: 9780375757662)

Style: Lesson in Clarity and Grace, 12th edition, by Joseph M. Williams and Joseph Bizup, Pearson, 2017 (ISBN: 9780134080413)

A Pocket Style Manual, 7th edition, by Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers, Bedord/St. Martin's, 2015 (ISBN: 9781319083526)


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