Lower Division Courses

WRTG 1100- 4 EXTENDED FIRST-YEAR WRITING & RHETORIC

Extended First-Year Writing and Rhetoric. Extended version of WRTG 1150, designed for students who want more preparation and practice in college writing. Meets the same goals and requirements as WRTG 1150, but with one extra hour of coursework per week to allow for more small-group and one-on-one instruction. For placement criteria, see the Arts and Sciences Advising Office.

WRTG 1150-3 FIRST-YEAR WRITING & RHETORIC

Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry, and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the Arts and Sciences advising office. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for Arts and Sciences core curriculum: written communication.

WRTG 1250-3 ADVANCED FIRST YEAR-WRITING & RHETORIC

Intended for more experienced writers, this course meets the same goals as WRTG 1150 but at a more challenging level. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting, and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the Arts and Sciences advising office. Meets MAPS requirement for English. Approved for Arts and Sciences core curriculum: written communication.

WRTG 1840 (1-3) INDEPENDENT STUDY IN WRITING

Please consult the Program for further information.

WRTG 2020-3 INTRODUCTION TO CREATIVE NONFICTION

Explores from both the reader's and writer's perspective the forms of creative nonfiction, including personal essay and memoir. Students will read and write extensively within this genre, develop skill in revision and peer critique, and learn how to submit work for publication. Prereq. WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).

WRTG 2090 ELECTIVES IN WRITING

Explores a variety of academic and professional writing genres, ranging from research to technical writing, in intensive topic-focused workshops. Students will read and write extensively within their given genres, with an emphasis on developing a personal writing practice and exposing themselves to a broad range of writing modes. Designed for self-motivated students in a variety of majors. See 2090 Descriptions. See Course Schedule

 

Upper Division Courses (57 Credits Required)

WRTG 3007-3 TOPICS IN THE VISUAL ARTS

Enables studio art and art history majors to improve their writing skills through organization, presentation, critique, and revision. Writing assignments include formal writing (analysis and argument), informal writing, and grant proposals. Prereq., junior or senior standing Formerly FINE 3007. Students may not receive credit for both FINE 3007 and WRTG 3007. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: upperdivision written communication.

WRTG 3020-3 TOPICS IN WRITING

Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. The course emphasizes analysis, criticism, and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. Restricted to arts and sciences juniors and seniors. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication. See 3020 Descriptions. Not all courses offered every semester. See Course Schedule.

WRTG 3030-3 WRITING ON SCIENCE & SOCIETY

Through selected reading and writing assignments, students examine ethical and social issues that arise within the decision-making processes associated with science and technology. Focuses on critical thinking, analytical writing, and oral presentation. Taught as a writing workshop, the course emphasizes effective communication with both professional and nontechnical audiences. See 3030 Descriptions. Restricted to junior and senior engineering students and junior and senior physical and biological science majors. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication. See Course Schedule.

WRTG 3035-3 TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION & DESIGN

Rhetorically informed introduction to technical writing that hones communication skills in the context of technical design activities. Treats design as a collaborative, user-oriented, problem-based activity, and technical communication as a rhetorically informed and persuasive design art. Taught as a writing workshop emphasizing critical thinking, revision, and oral presentation skills. Focuses on client-driven design projects and effective communication with multiple stakeholders. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. See 3035 Descriptions. Restricted to juniors and seniors in engineering; architecture and planning; and the physical, earth, and life sciences. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication. See Course Schedule.

WRTG 3040-3 WRITING ON BUSINESS & SOCIETY

Through selected reading and writing assignments, students examine ethical and social issues that arise within the decision-making processes associated with business and industry. Focuses on critical thinking, analytical writing, and oral presentation. Taught as a writing workshop, the course emphasizes effective communication with both professional and nontechnical audiences. See 3040 Descriptions. Restricted to junior and senior business, economics, and IAFS majors. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication. See Course Schedule.

WRTG 3090-3 STORYTELLING THROUGH NEW MEDIA

This Advanced Topics in Writing course provides students with an introduction to the theory and practice of digital storytelling, which is a newly emerging genre that makes use of a variety of digital composition tools to convey a meaningful message in video format. The course is cross-listed with ATLS 3519 and counts towards the TAM certificate or minor. For more details, see: Newmediastorytelling.net .

WRTG 3840 (1-3) INDEPENDENT STUDY IN WRITING

Please consult the Program for further information.

Graduate Courses

WRTG 5050-3 GRADUATE STUDIES IN WRITING & RHETORIC

Special topics and methods course in composition theory, research, and pedagogy. Topics vary by semester. See 5050 descriptions. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. See Course Schedule.

WRTG 5840 (1-3) INDEPENDENT STUDY IN WRITING

Please consult the Program for further information.