Summer 2023 Writing Courses

WRTG 26700: Writers' Practice (05/15-05/26)

This intensive two-week workshop leads students to experiment in community with writing by creating and revising new work in their genre of choice through a series of directed exercises. Participants will share emerging drafts for peers’ and professor’s response towards improvement. May be repeated for a total of 3 credits. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; one course from WRTG 10600-16500.

WRTG 10600: Academic Writing I (05/30-07/05 and 07/10-08/11)

This introductory, freshman-level course teaches students how to read perceptively and write coherently in college courses. Students learn to comprehend, critique, and respond to college readings by writing analytical essays ranging from single-source papers to evaluations of the claims and evidence in a number of readings. Typical assignments include single-source critiques and multiple-source syntheses. The course emphasizes thoughtful and responsible use of sources. May satisfy departmental and school requirements for a level-1 writing course. Prerequisites: Open only to freshmen and sophomores. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

WRTG 17500: Intro to Creative Writing (05/30-07/05)

Elements and techniques of writing fiction and poetry introduced through instruction, analysis of models, experimentation, and practice. Fiction-writing techniques include developing character and plot, using dialogue, creating scenes, learning narrative structure, and acquiring narrative voice. Poetry-writing techniques include traditional poetic forms, poetic imagery, and descriptive and figurative language. Not open to students who have previously received credit for WRTG 23600 or WRTG 23800. Prerequisites: Any level-1 composition course from WRTG 10600 through WRTG 16500. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

WRTG 21100: Writing for the Workplace (07/10-08/11)

Basic on-the-job writing necessary to join, manage, and promote any organization, whether profit or nonprofit. Focus is primarily on short forms: résumés, memos, business letters, summaries, brochures, newsletters, press releases, informal proposals, and reports. Course also explores how various social, economic, and ethical issues affect workplace writing. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; any level-1 composition course from WRTG 10600 through WRTG 16500. 3 credits. (F-S, Y)

WRTG 21700: Inquiry, Research, and Writing Across the Curriculum (07/10-08/11)

Prepares students across the disciplines to engage in inquiry-based research, examining questions relevant to their fields and interests and producing substantial formal writing in a range of research genres. Emphasizes writing and research as recursive processes. Focuses on development of effective research practices, including identifying, locating, evaluating, and integrating sources ethically and effectively. Prerequisites: ICSM 10800, ICSM 11800, or WRTG 10600. (F-S, Y)

WRTG 23800: Poetry Writing I (07/10-08/11)

Workshop in writing poetry, in which students develop poetic strategies and practice a range of poetic forms and modes. Analysis of published models (both historical and contemporary) and student writing. A final portfolio of revised work is required. 3 credits. (F-S,Y) Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; WRTG 17500

WRTG 29400: Writing Heals (05/30-07/05)

In this class, we will engage in a daily practice of contemplative writing as a way to return to our bodies, to be IN our bodies, to make sense of our past traumas/conflicts or current stressors as told by the narrator, the body. Students will write in multiple genres to express their past traumas or stressors, as well as their gratitude (e.g., poetry, short story, research presentation, reflection essay). By the end of the session, students will have a theoretical and practical foundation for writing as a healing practice, but more importantly, students will be part of a community of writers and maintain a daily writing practice that will allow them to process the emotional, physical, and psychological stress of college. Prerequisites: WRTG 10600, ICSM 10800, or ICSM 11800. (IRR)

WRTG 25200: Sophomore Internship

Work and study project designed by the student early in undergraduate career, in consultation with a faculty sponsor and a practicing professional. The H&S internship proposal includes learning objectives, a detailed work plan, and a description of the student's plans for reports to the faculty sponsor. May be repeated up to 3 cr total. Offered on demand only. Prerequisites: Two WRTG courses. (F,S,U,Y)

WRTG 45000: Internship

Work and study project designed by the student, in consultation with a faculty sponsor and a practicing professional. The proposal includes learning objectives, a detailed work plan, and a description of the student's plans for reports to the faculty sponsor. Prerequisites: Junior standing; three writing courses above level 1. Offered on demand only. May be repeated up to twelve credits. (F-S,Y)