WR - Writing

WR90 Paragraph Fundamentals

3 credits    (3 lec hrs/wk)  Paragraph Fundamentals is designed to help students write clear, correct paragraphs in standard English. A final goal is to have students organize paragraphs in an extended essay. The class will include discussion of grammar, punctuation, and conventions of style and usage. Prerequisite: WR0525 with a “C” or better or placement test score.  Concurrent: WR0593

WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing

3 credits    (3 lec hrs/wk)  This course presents the fundamentals and development of expository prose through frequent writing exercises. It is designed to help students learn the use of unity, clarity, coherence, and detail in the development of written ideas in the workplace. Prerequisite: WR90 with a “C” or better or placement test score.  Concurrent: WR0593

WR121 English Composition

3 credits    (3 lec hrs/wk)  This course presents the fundamentals and development of expository prose through frequent writing exercises. It is designed to help students learn the use of unity, clarity, coherence, and detail in the development of written ideas.  Prerequisite: WR90 with a “C” or better or placement test score. Concurrent: WR0593 and LIB0650.

WR122 English Composition

3 credits    (3 lec hrs/wk)  This course continues the preparation of the fundamentals of expository prose, with special emphasis on rhetorical principles of argumentation. Special attention is given to audience and style. The basic principles and use of logic in argumentative/persuasive writing are introduced.  Prerequisite: WR121 with a “C” or better.  Concurrent: WR0593 and LIB0652.

WR123 English Composition

3 credits    (3 lec hrs/wk)  Plan, research and write papers based on an argumentative or analytical thesis from collected information. This necessitates critical reading, persuasive writing and using conventions to write and document a research paper.  Prerequisite: WR122 with a “C” or better.  Concurrent: WR0593 and LIB0653.

WR214 Business English

3 credits    (3 lec hrs/wk)  Practice writing persuasive and routine communications with appropriate conventions, rhetorical strategies and tone. Apply knowledge of human behavior, business organizations and environments for effective written and oral communication.  Prerequisite: WR121 with a “C” or better. Concurrent: WR0593

WR214T Professional/Technical Writing

3 credits    (3 lec hrs/wk)  Learn strategies for higher order thinking in persuasive communication and routine correspondence and reports by examining rhetorical strategies and the importance of appropriate style and conventions.  Prerequisite: WR121 with a “C” or better.  Concurrent: WR0593


WR227 Report Writing

3 credits    (3 lec hrs/wk)  Report Writing studies the composition of reports required in the technical and business professions. It includes fact gathering, organization, graphic layout, and other methods of compiling data. Students will learn to quote, paraphrase and summarize sources effectively, and to cite sources and list them with a style sheet.
Prerequisite: WR121 with a “C” or better. Concurrent: WR0593 and LIB0653.

WR241 Imaginative Creative Writing: Fiction Writing

3 credits    (3 lec hrs/wk)  This course introduces the theory, techniques, and practice of fiction writing to the beginning student. It emphasizes the short story. Part of the term is spent reading and analyzing published work in terms of such writing techniques as characterization, scenes, dialogue, thematic content, and structure. Writing exercises, both to take home and to do in the classroom, complement these discussions. Part of each week is spent in a writers’ workshop where student writing is discussed, analyzed, and critiqued by the whole class and the instructor.

WR242 Imaginative Writing: Poetry Writing

3 credits    (3 lec hrs/wk)  This course introduces the theory, techniques, and practice of poetry writing to the beginning student through reading published work and through writing exercises. Part of each week is spent in a writers’ workshop where student writing is discussed, analyzed, and critiqued by the whole class and the instructor.

WR243 Imaginative Writing: Explorations

3 credits    (3 lec hrs/wk)  This course centers on discussion of the techniques of play writing and monologue writing through the reading and analysis of published work and through writing exercises. Areas to be explored depend upon student and teacher interest. Part of each week is spent in a writers’ workshop where student writing is discussed, analyzed, and critiqued by the whole class and the instructor.

WR250 Autobiography Writing

3 credits    (3 lec hrs/wk)  Introduces students to the techniques of writing an autobiography. Includes method, style, and organization. Both student and non-student works are discussed in class in order to develop writing techniques.



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