WRT: Writing

WRT 100 ​- A & 1: Introductory Writing Workshop with ESL Emphasis

A rigorous introduction to academic writing practices, including reading-based writing. Assignments in reading and in English grammar complement the aims of the writing assignments; all course work is intended to increase student awareness and mastery of the organizational and grammatical patterns of successful academic writing in English. Special attention will be given to the types of grammatical errors that are common in students for whom English is a second language. A through C/Unsatisfactory grading only. Due to the content of the course, enrollment after the first week of class is not permitted. Not for credit in addition to WRT 101.

3 credits, ABC/U grading

WRT 101 ​- A & 1: Introductory Writing Workshop

Frequent short papers are designed to help students develop fluency and correctness. The basic requirements of academic writing are introduced. A through C/Unsatisfactory grading only. The Pass/No credit option may not be selected for this course. WRT 101 Does not count towards D.E.C. A requirement for students matriculating before fall 1999. WRT 101 is not for credit in addition to EGC 100. Due to the content of the course, enrollment after the first week of class is not permitted.

Prerequisites: students who do not meet the prerequisites for WRT 102 or who do not qualify for enrollment in ESL courses must take WRT 101

3 credits, ABC/U grading

WRT 102 ​- A & 2: Intermediate Writing Workshop A

Writing for academic purposes is emphasized. Students learn strategies for extended writing assignments at the university. At least three major essays, multiple drafts, and short papers are required. A through C/Unsatisfactory grading only. The Pass/No Credit option may not be used. Due to the content of the course, enrollment after the first week of class is not permitted.

Prerequisites: WRT 100 or 101; or 3 or higher on the AP English/Comp or English/Lit exams; or 1000 or higher on the combined verbal and writing portions of the SAT I; or C or higher in a college writing course judged equivalent to WRT 100 or WRT 101

3 credits, ABC/U grading

WRT 103 ​- A & 2: Intermediate Writing Workshop B

In-depth practice working through specific types of academic writing such as analysis, argument, and the research paper. Different sections have different emphases. See the Program in Writing and Rhetoric for current offerings. May be repeated once with permission of the director. A through C/Unsatisfactory grading only. The Pass/No Credit option may not be used. Due to the content of the course, enrollment after the first week of class is not permitted.

Prerequisite: completion of WRT 102 or permission of instructor

3 credits, ABC/U grading

WRT 200: Grammar and Style for Writers

Students will study the aspects of grammar that are most relevant to punctuation and to clear writing, including nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, nominative and accusative cases, phrases, clauses, gerunds, participles, infinitives, and complete sentences. Sentence imitation, sentence combining, and sentence invention techniques will also be used to help students become more flexible in their syntactic fluidity. There will be five tests, three short papers, and a final exam.

3 credits

WRT 201: Writing in the Disciplines: Special Topics

Writing in specified academic disciplines is taught through the analysis of texts in appropriate fields to discover discourse conventions. Students produce extended written projects. Different sections emphasize different disciplines.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A

3 credits

WRT 301: Writing in the Disciplines: Special Topics

Writing in specified academic disciplines is taught through the analysis of texts in appropriate fields to discover discourse conventions. Students produce a variety of written projects typical of the genres in the field. Different sections emphasize different disciplines. Typical topics will be Technical Writing, Business Writing, Legal Writing, and Writing for the Health Professions. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A

3 credits

WRT 302: Critical Writing Seminar: Special Topics

A writing seminar , with rotating historical, political, social, literary, and artistic topics suggested by the professors each semester . Frequent substantial writing projects are central to every version of the cour se. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A

3 credits

WRT 381: Advanced Analytic and Argumentative Writing

An intensive writing course, refining skills appropriate to upper-division work. Content varies: focus may be on analysis or various intellectual issues, rhetorical strategies, or compositional problems within or across disciplines. Frequent substantial writing projects are central to every version of the course. May be repeated as the topic changes. This course is offered as both EGL 381 and WRT 381.

Prerequisite: Completion of D.E.C. category A

3 credits

WRT 392: Theories and Methods of Mentoring Writers

Closely examines the difficulties implicit in mentoring writers, with special consideration for the roles of cultural expectations and social dynamics on both the teaching of writing and writers themselves. In small groups and one-to-one interactions, students explore theories and practices upon which composition instruction and writing center work depend. Building on the understanding that writing is a recursive process (a cycle of planning, drafting, revising, and editing), students also learn to analyze and problem-solve issues that become barriers for effective writing and communication.

Prerequisites: WRT 102 or 103; permission of instructor

3 credits

WRT 487: Independent Project

Qualified upper-division students may carry out advanced independent work under the supervision of an instructor in the program. May be repeated.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and program director

0-6 credits

WRT 488: Internship

Participation in local, state, and national public and private agencies and organizations. May be repeated to a limit of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: g.p.a. of 2.50 or higher; permission of instructor and program director

0-6 credits, S/U grading