This course is part of the Academic Core and must be taken in the student’s second year. ACCCOMM 202 Writing Across the Disciplines has two core objectives: 1. introducing students to the conventions of academic genres across the disciplines, with a particular focus on common academic modes of writing across the disciplines and the differences and similarities between the academic writing styles of the sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities and 2. enhancing students’ academic writing skills and knowledge with a content-based focus on scientific consensus, perspective, and critical thinking. The course will culminate in a final project that will highlight the student’s competence in academic writing and effective language, research skills and creative thinking.