Writing (WRIT) Courses

WRIT 100 English Skills
3 hours. A course to develop collegiate-level learning and written communication skills, focusing on reading speed and comprehension, vocabulary development, and a review of the standards of sentence structure, punctuation, grammar, and usage.
Prerequisite: by placement only.

WRIT 103 Individualized English Skills
1-2 hours. Individualized instruction in spelling, reading,composition, and research skills necessary for effective college learning. Pass/No Pass.

WRIT 110 College Writing
3 hours. A course concentrating on expository writing, with an introduction to basic research methods. Argumentative writing is also introduced.

WRIT 200 Studies in Writing
3 hours. Introduces important concepts in the study of writing. Students will read and respond to writing and rhetorical theory, and will read, discuss, and produce written analysis of theories in the study of writing.
Prerequisite: WRIT 110 College Writing or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

WRIT 210 Practical Grammar and Editing
3 hours. This course helps those who want to understand and to be able to explain to others what can be done to make writing correct, clear, and precise. Focuses on constructing, editing, and correcting sentences and paragraphs. This is not a remedial course. (Identical to JOUR 210)

WRIT 230 Introduction to Journalism
3 hours. A course designed to provide fundamental knowledge and experience in reporting, writing, and editing news for the print media. (Identical to JOUR 230.)
Prerequisite: WRIT 110 College Writing or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

WRIT 240 Technical Writing
3 hours. Introduces students to the principles and procedure of technical writing; attention to analyzing audience and purpose, organizing information, designing graphic aids, and writing such specialized forms as abstracts, instructions, and proposals.
Prerequisite: WRIT 110 College Writing or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

WRIT 250 Creative Nonfiction
3 hours. A workshop approach to writing creative nonfiction. Introduces students to the many voices, styles, and structures of the creative essay.
Prerequisite: WRIT 110 College Writing or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

WRIT 275 Field Experience
1-3 hours. Supervised experience in the discipline including internships and practica required for professional programs. This introductory experience must have an on-site supervisor and/or a departmental instructor overseeing, designing, and evaluating the content of the course.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

WRIT 285 Selected Topics
3 hours. Occasional special courses created to fit the needs and interests of faculty, visiting professors, and students.

WRIT 310 Professional Writing and Design
3 hours. This course explores trends in media convergence, focusing as well on the ways reporters, editors, and designers create stories for the web. Particular emphasis will be on web-based story design, the coordination of text and art, and the creation of stories for a variety of new media outlets. (Identical to JOUR 310)
Prerequisite: WRIT 110 College Writing or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

WRIT 330 Magazine and Feature Writing
3 hours. A workshop approach to writing feature articles and other shorter nonfiction forms for periodicals. Student-produced material is submitted to various publications as part of course expectations.(Identical to JOUR 330)
Prerequisite: WRIT 110 College Writing or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

WRIT 360 Writing Fiction
3 hours. A workshop approach to writing fiction. Students write and prepare for publication original works.
Prerequisite: WRIT 110 College Writing or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

WRIT 370 Writing Poetry
3 hours. A workshop approach to writing poetry. Students write and prepare for publication original works.
Prerequisite: WRIT 110 College Writing or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

WRIT 399 Cross-Cultural Study
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

WRIT 475 Field Experience
1-3 hours. Supervised experience in the discipline including internships and practica required for professional programs. This introductory experience must have an on-site supervisor and/or a departmental instructor overseeing, designing, and evaluating the content of the course.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

WRIT 485 Selected Topics
3 hours. Occasional special courses created to fit the needs and interests of faculty, visiting professors, and students.

WRIT 490 Senior Experience
3 hours. A workshop approach to writing feature articles and other shorter nonfiction forms for periodicals. Student-produced material is submitted to various publications as part of course expectations. (Identical to LITR 490)
Prerequisite: senior standing.

WRIT 495 Special Study
1-3 hours. Individualized study related to the student's needs and interests. Open to exceptional students at the discretion of the faculty.
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