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PWR 99A: Portfolio Preparation I

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This 1-unit course introduces ePortfolios and folio thinking to students in the Notation in Science Communication (NSC). The course assists students in designing a rhetorical ePortfolio and in selecting and reflecting on artifacts that represent student learning in science communication. It is also a wonderful chance for NSC students to form a community and bond with each other in a fun, creative and engaging environment.

Course Learning Goals

As the first of a two-part ePortfolio requirement for the NSC, PWR 99A students will build a solid foundation in the theory and practice of “folio thinking.” To this end, students will:

  • Engage in the creative and technical processes of building an ePortfolio
  • Understand that reflection is a systematic and disciplined process
  • Develop a deeper understanding of their learning and connect disparate learning experiences
  • Support each other as a community of curious and growth-oriented learners
  • Outline a plan for future work in the Notation in Science Communication program

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Catalog Number: PWR 99A

Units: 1

Prerequisite: WR-1 requirement or the permission of instructor

Grade option: Letter (ABCD/NP)

Course Feature: Science Communication Track. This course does not fulfill the WR-1 or WR-2 Requirement. Required of students in the Notation in Science Communication program.