Writing and Rhetoric (WRTG)

Courses

WRTG 1100 (4) Extended First-Year Writing and Rhetoric

Extended version of WRTG 1150 that carries an additional hour of credit and is intended for students desiring more preparation and practice in college writing. Meets the same goals as WRTG 1150. Features one extra hour of small group work out of class. 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.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 8.00 total credit hours.
Additional Information: GT Pathways: GT-CO2 - Communication
Arts Sci Core Curr: Written Communication
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Written Communication-Lower
MAPS Course: English

WRTG 1150 (3) First-Year Writing and 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.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Additional Information: GT Pathways: GT-CO2 - Communication
Arts Sci Core Curr: Written Communication
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Written Communication-Lower
MAPS Course: English

WRTG 1160 (3) CMCI First-Year Writing and Rhetoric

Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing for CMCI students enrolled in CMCI 1010 or CMCI 1020. 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.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to College of Media, Communication, and Information (CMCI) undergraduate students only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade
Additional Information: Arts Sci Gen Ed: Written Communication-Lower

WRTG 1250 (3) Advanced First-Year Writing and Rhetoric

Advanced version of WRTG 1150 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.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Additional Information: GT Pathways: GT-CO2 - Communication
Arts Sci Core Curr: Written Communication
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Written Communication-Lower
MAPS Course: English

WRTG 1840 (1-3) Independent Study in Writing

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 8.00 total credit hours.

WRTG 2020 (3) Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

Explores from both the reader's and writer's perspectives 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. Does not fulfill core requirements. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).

WRTG 2090 (3) Electives in Writing

Explores a variety of academic and professional writing genres, ranging from research to technical writing, in intensive workshops. Students read and write extensively across genres. Check with program for semester offerings. Designed for self-motivated students in all majors. Does not fulfill core requirements. Department enforced prereq., WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement)

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.

WRTG 2930 (1-6) Internship in Writing and Rhetoric

Provides academically supervised opportunity for undergraduate students to engage in writing and rhetoric as a practical and productive art. Students may work in a variety of organizations (public/government/civic/private) on writing-intensive projects related to their career goals, and thereby connect classroom theory to real-world practice. Prior approval of PWR internship coordinator required.

Requisites: This course is restricted to students with 30 credits (Sophomores) with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

WRTG 3007 (3) Writing in the Visual Arts

Enables students in the arts to improve their writing skills through organization, presentation, critique and revision. Writing assignments include formal writing (analysis and argument), informal writing and grant proposals. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).

Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) AAAH or C-FILM or FILM/FMST or AASA or AASF or THTR or TBFA or DNCE or DBFA or AMST or ARCH or ATLS or BASA or CLAS or DSGN or ETHN or JADV or JAST or MDST or RLST or TMEN or EDUC majors only
Additional Information: GT Pathways: GT-CO3 - Communication: Advanced Writing Course
Arts Sci Core Curr: Written Communication
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Written Communication-Upper

WRTG 3020 (3) Topics in Writing

Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. Emphasizes analysis, criticism and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) College of Arts and Sciences (ARSCU) or College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCIU) or School of Education or Business (BUSNU) students only.
Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Written Communication
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Written Communication-Upper

WRTG 3030 (3) Writing on Science and Society

Through selected reading and writing assignments, students consider ethical and social ramifications of science policy and practice. Focuses on critical thinking, analytical writing, and oral presentation. Taught as a writing workshop, the course addresses communication with professional and non-technical audiences.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits Engineering, MCDB, EBIO, GEOL, ASTR, IPHY, PHYS, ENVS, MATH, ECON, BCHM, CHEM, PSYC, NRSC, EDUC, ATOC or CSCI majors only.
Additional Information: GT Pathways: GT-CO3 - Communication: Advanced Writing Course
Arts Sci Core Curr: Written Communication
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Written Communication-Upper

WRTG 3035 (3) Technical Communication and 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.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) College of Engineering, College of Media, Comm Info, MCDB, EBIO, GEOL, ASTR, IPHY, ENVS, MATH, ECON, BCHM, CHEM, PHYS, ENVD, PLAN, DSGN, ARCH, NRSC, CSCI or EDUC majors only.
Additional Information: GT Pathways: GT-CO3 - Communication: Advanced Writing Course
Arts Sci Core Curr: Written Communication
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Written Communication-Upper

WRTG 3040 (3) Writing on Business and Society

Through selected reading and writing assignments, students examine ethical and social issues in the context of business decision-making processes. Focuses on critical thinking, analytical writing and oral presentation. Taught as a writing workshop, the course emphasizes effective communication with professional and non-technical audiences. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Written Communication
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Written Communication-Upper

WRTG 3090 (1-3) Open Topics in Writing: Advanced

Advanced topics course providing intensive, specialized writing instruction in selected topics. Check with the program for semester offerings. Does not fulfill core requirements. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 3007 or WRTG 3020 WRTG 3030 or WRTG 3035 or WRTG 3040 or instructor consent required.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.

WRTG 3840 (1-3) Independent Study

Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 3007 or WRTG 3020 or WRTG 3030 or WRTG 3035 or WRTG 3040 or instructor consent required.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.

WRTG 3930 (1-6) Internship in Writing and Rhetoric

Provides academically supervised opportunity for undergraduate students to engage in writing and rhetoric as a practical and productive art. Students may work in a variety of organizations (public/government/civic/private) on writing-intensive projects related to their career goals, and thereby connect classroom theory to real-world practice. Prior approval of PWR internship coordinator required.

Requisites: This course is restricted to students with 57 credits (Juniorss) with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade

WRTG 4910 (1-3) Portfolio Curation in Writing and Rhetoric

Provides academically supervised opportunity for undergraduate students to curate, reflect on and synthesize their learning over a range of courses through the production of an electronic portfolio. One credit hour required of students seeking the Interdisciplinary Writing Certificate. Approval of PWR Certificate coordinator required prior to registration. Pass/Fail only.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours.
Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors). Requires cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

WRTG 5050 (3) Graduate Studies in Writing and Rhetoric

Special topics and methods course in composition theory, research and pedagogy. Topics vary by semester.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 9.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.

WRTG 5840 (1-3) Independent Study-Writing & Rhetoric

Independent study.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.