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Wilkerson, Donald H Senior Instructor

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Research

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  • scientific writing, proposal writing, public debate about genetically modified foods, public debates about health policy and bioethics

Teaching

courses taught

  • HUEN 3430 - Ethics of Genetic Engineering: A Multidisciplinary Approach
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Investigates the metaphorical, ideological and scientific constructs that inform debates over the genetic modification of humans, animals and plants. Begins with a close reading of Shelley's Frankenstein, proceeds to a consideration of philosophical arguments for and against human modification and concludes with a consideration of the scientific and political contexts that inform the regulation of genetically modified foods.
  • PHYS 3050 - Writing in Physics: Problem-Solving and Rhetoric
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Teaches strategies used in scientific writing with an emphasis on argument, reviews and reinforces essential writing skills, provides experience in writing both academic and professional communications in a style appropriate to the literature of physics. Department enforced prerequisite: lower-division core writing requirement. Does not count toward the PHYS-BA major requirements or major GPA.
  • PHYS 7820 - Topics in Scientific Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Teaches strategies used in scientific writing with emphasis on problem statement, audience analysis and principles of sound argument; reviews and reinforces essential writing skills, stressing the need for careful and strategic revision; provides experience in writing academic and professional communications; presentation skills and proposal writing. Most appropriate for students beginning to write journal articles, Comps II paper, or dissertation chapter.
  • WRTG 3020 - Topics in Writing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. Emphasizes analysis, criticism and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).
  • WRTG 3030 - Writing on Science and Society
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Through selected reading and writing assignments, students consider ethical and social ramifications of science policy and practice. Focuses on critical thinking, analytical writing, and oral presentation. Taught as a writing workshop, the course addresses communication with professional and non-technical audiences. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.

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