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 provides the opportunity for an intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of the instructor. The student and instructor will collaborate to develop the content of the course, which must be approved as outlined by the Independent Study Policy.  (Sec. 6.15.)


WRI 230 Creative Writing (4 hours)

In this course, students will explore traditional and innovative forms of creative writing and their applications in professional creative environments, digital media, and personal expression. Students will study applications in practice and gain experience planning and creating creative narratives for a variety of readerships.

WRI 231 Biography and Autobiography (4 hours)

Students will read, write, and consider the genres of biography and autobiography in the form of lyric memoir and personal essay. Emphasis will be on reading and discussing whole or excerpted autobiographical text from a variety of writers and writing weekly short segments of autobiographical or biographical work. Class time will be divided between examining the work of established writers and workshopping student material.

WRI 290 Special Topics in Writing (1-4 hours)

Courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. Prerequisites can vary based on the topic selected. See individual course listings for each semester for the specific topic and any prerequisites.


WRI 330 Writing Poetry (4 hours)

This course will be a practical exploration of the forms of writing and reading poetry.

WRI 331 Writing Prose, Fiction and Nonfiction (4 hours)
In this writing-intensive course, students will explore canonical fiction and nonfiction craft. Students will gain critical experience by analyzing writing craft, including point of view, narrative structure, and authorial voice, and will develop and revise fiction and nonfiction narratives of their own.


WRI 400 Advanced Independent Study in Writing (1-4 hours)
This course provides the opportunity for an advanced, intense study of diverse topics under the direct supervision of the instructor. These offerings are generally suited for junior or senior students. The student and instructor will collaborate to develop the content of the course, which must be approved as outlined by the Independent Study Policy.  (Sec. 6.15.)

WRI 490 Advanced Special Topics in Writing (1-4 hours)
Advanced courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. These offerings are generally suited for junior or senior students. Prerequisites can vary based on the topic selected. See individual course listings for each semester for the specific topic and any prerequisites.


WRI 495 Internship in Writing (1-12 hours)

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to have an application (which satisfies all internship requirements developed by the academic program that oversees the internship) and to obtain a faculty supervisor in the relevant field of study. All internships are graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites are determined by the academic program overseeing the internship course.