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Writing (WRIT)


2010-2012 Catalog

Writing (WRIT)

099 Fundamentals of Writing (3) Fundamentals of academic writing: active reading strategies, writing processes, revision, audience awareness, full development of ideas, adherence to rules of standard edited English. Credits in this course cannot be used to fulfill General Education requirements, graduation requirements, or the requirements of a major or minor. Credits count for transcript only. F10, S11, F11, S12

101 College Writing I (3) Fundamentals of expository composition; writing of short papers; critical reading. All students taking ENGL 101 or WRIT 101 must qualify on the ACT English or Wisconsin English Placement Test or have successfully passed ENGL 099 or WRIT 099 with a C- or better. F10, S11, F11, S12

102 College Writing II (3) Continuation of ENGL 101 or WRIT 101; more advanced critical writing and reading; introduction to library research; writing the documented library research essay. Prerequisite: C- or better in ENGL 101 or WRIT 101. F10, S11, F11, S12

209 Business and Professional Writing (3) Foundations of business, professional, and technical communication, primarily in writing but including oral and nonverbal forms. Emphasizes the rhetorical situations, languages, and cultural environments of domestic and international business, of the helping professions, and of technical/professional interests. Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or WRIT 102, COMM 110. F10, S11, F11, S12

215 The Writer's Craft: Poetry and Drama (3) The study of poems and plays, with emphasis on form and technique, increases awareness and appreciation of available subjects and strategies developed by writers over time. F10, F11

216 The Writer's Craft: Fiction (3) The study of short stories and novels, with emphasis on form and technique, increases awareness and appreciation of available subjects and strategies developed by writers over time. S11, S12

251 Creative Writing: Memoir (3) Introductory creative writing course in which students develop their ability to write autobiographical essays. Study of exemplary contemporary texts; composition of brief memoirs; workshop critiques of student writing. F10, F11

252 Creative Writing: Poetry (3) Introductory creative writing course in which students develop their ability to write poetry. Study of exemplary contemporary texts; composition of poems in both free verse and traditional forms; workshop critiques of student writing. S11, S12

253 Creative Writing: Fiction (3) Introductory creative writing course in which students develop their ability to write short fiction. Study of exemplary contemporary texts; composition of short fiction; workshop critiques of student writing. F11, S11, S12

255 Gender and Sexuality in Writing (3) Explores writing on gender and sexuality. Focuses on fiction and nonfiction by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) writers from diverse cultures, classes, races, and ethnicities. Students discover and deepen their own perspectives through writing, as well as reading. Students of all genders, gender identities are welcome. Cross-listed as WST 255. S11, S12

265 Writing Center Internship (1) Training for and supervised practice of one-to-one instruction as writing consultants at the University Writing Center. Report writing and data analysis.

301 Writing Creative Nonfiction (3) Writing of nonfiction prose. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or WRIT 102 or consent of instructor. F10, F11

303 Introduction to Rhetoric (3) Introduction to the field of rhetoric, including discussion of ancient and contemporary theories and practices. F10, F11

307 English Grammar (3) Introductory linguistic explanation and analysis of the traditional and the transformational generative models of English grammar. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or WRIT 102 or consent of instructor. F11

308 Nature Writing (3) Study of exemplary contemporary and/or classic works of nature writing. Writing of essays related to nature, science, and/or the environment. Research and writing in areas of student interest. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or WRIT 102 or consent of instructor. F10

325 Writing Women, Women Writing (3) Women's non-fiction writing from a variety of time periods and cultures as models for the students' own writing projects. Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or WRIT 102 or consent of instructor. Cross-listed as WST 325. S11

348 Women's Autobiography (3) Study of contemporary and/or classic works of women's autobiography. Writing of autobiographical and analytic essays related to gender by both female and male students. Study of theoretical perspectives on gender and autobiography. Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or WRIT 102 or consent of instructor. Cross-listed as WST 348. F11

350 Advanced Creative Writing (3) Creative expression in the literary genre of the student's choice. Prerequisite: ENGL/WRIT 251, 252, or 253 or consent of instructor. S11, S12

401 Art of Persuasive Writing (3) Study of persuasive writing. Students learn classical and contemporary approaches to the arts of persuasion and apply them in reading and writing contemporary discourse. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or WRIT 102 or consent of instructor. S12

450 Special Topics in Rhetoric (1-6) Studies in language, rhetoric, or poetics. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or WRIT 102 or consent of instructor.

470 Special Topics in Writing (1-6) Studies in writing. May be repeated for credit with different topics. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or WRIT 102 or consent of instructor. S12

498 Independent Study (1-6) Advanced study for students who have shown themselves capable of independent work, carried on under direction of a staff member chosen by the student with approval of the department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits. 

 


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