ENG 118 Water: Science and Politics

Naila Moreira, T Th 9:00-10:20 AM

The management of global water resources presents a major challenge for the 21st century. Water defines the boundaries of the livable world. It's crucial for drinking, energy, travel, irrigation, and food. But water can also transmit disease, flood homes, and spread contamination. Students in this course will hone their science-writing skills while exploring contemporary problems related to water. They will focus on presenting scientific data, reasoning, and controversies in accurate but lively language, while learning and writing about the politics surrounding water use. Sources will include scientific research papers, government reports, newspaper articles, and op-ed pieces.