WRI (Writing)

WRI 101 Core Writing Workshop  (4 hours)

This course is designed to assist students in the writing-intensive COR 101 course. Emphasis in the course will be on preparing drafts or series of short writing assignments that will allow an approach to required papers in incremental ways. The goal of the course will be to improve students’ understanding of Core texts, reading and note taking skills and written responses to these texts. The course does not meet any requirements for the writing minor.

WRI 200 Independent Study in Writing (1-4 hours)

This course will be conducted as supervised research on a selected topic. It is open to students pursuing a minor in writing or a major in communication and rhetoric studies. Prerequisites: Submission of an application which contains a proposed, detailed outline of study approved by the instructor, the division chair, the student’s advisor and the provost or associate provost. The completed application must be submitted to the office of enrollment services no later than the final day of the drop/add period of the semester of study. For additional criteria, see Independent Study Policy (Sec. 6.15.).

WRI 290 Special Topics in Writing (4 hours)

Courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. Prerequisite: See individual course listing in the current semester course schedule.

WRI 400 Advanced Independent Study in Writing (1-4 hours)

This course will be supervised advanced research on selected topics. It is open to students pursuing a minor in writing or a major in communication and rhetoric studies. Prerequisites: Submission of an application which contains a proposed, detailed outline of study approved by the instructor, the division chair, the student’s advisor and the provost or associate provost. The completed application must be submitted to the office of enrollment services no later than the final day of the drop/add period of the semester of study. For additional criteria, see Independent Study Policy (Sec. 6.15.).

WRI 490 Advanced Special Topics in Writing (4 hours)

Study of a selected topic in the field of writing, such as Play and Screen Writing, Memoir, Scientific and Technical Writing, Oral History and The Art of the Essay. The topic will vary from year to year and may be offered by communication and rhetoric studies faculty or English faculty. Prerequisites for special topics taken with communication and rhetoric studies faculty: See individual course listing in the current semester course schedule.

WRI 490 Advanced Special Topics in Writing: Writing Capstone and Portfolio (4 hours)

All (TU) Writing minors are required to complete this course and to submit a writing portfolio by the end of their senior year. Prerequisite: See individual course listing in the current semester class schedule.