Study Writing Online This Summer!

We're offering several of our most popular classes during the summer sessions. Check the class schedule on Homerconnect for details on sessions and instructors.

WRTG 10600 Academic Writing I

This introductory writing course teaches academic writing as a craft that includes multiple genres and technologies. Students locate, evaluate, and integrate information into projects that see them forming and supporting their own arguments and positions. Academic writing as a craft is anchored in rhetorical situations of audience, context, purpose, language, and image. It is also an ethical practice that grapples with questions of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The course therefore enables students to enter academic, civic, and professional conversations with rhetorical awareness. (F,S,Y)
Attributes: 3A, HU
4 Credits

WRTG 17500 Introduction to Creative Writing

This class offers a hands-on exploration of what creative writing is and why we write it. Students experiment with genres of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry while also challenging the boundaries of genre. Students analyze strategies used by other writers from a diverse range of cultural experiences and reflect on how creative writing engages identity in intentional ways that unveil systems of power. (F,S,Y)
Attributes: 3A, CA, FA, HM, MC, TIDE, TIII
4 Credits

WRTG 20500 Personal Essay

Introduction to writing essays in which students explore their own memories, experiences, observations, perspectives, and identities. Emphasis is placed on self-interrogation and inquiry, as well as craft techniques such as narration, description, reflection, and analysis. Course material will provide examples of the personal essay form and help students examine the insights and limitations of personal experience as they consider the self within the context of the larger world. Prerequisites: ICSM10800, ICSM 11800, or WRTG10600. (F,S,Y)
Attributes: 3A, CA, HM, HU, TIDE, WRCW, WRRC
4 Credits

WRTG 21100 Writing for the Workplace

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: ICSM10800, ICSM 11800, or WRTG10600. (F,S,Y)
Attributes: ESTS, HU, WI, WRPW
4 Credits

WRTG 21700 Inquiry, Research, and Writing Across the Disciplines

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: ICSM10800, ICSM 11800, or WRTG10600. (F,S,Y)
Attributes: HM, TIII, WI, WRRC
4 Credits

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)
1-3 Credits

WRTG 29400 Writing Heals: Self Reflection as Daily Practice

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. Write in multiple genres to better understand past traumas or stressors (e.g., poetry, short story, research presentation, reflection essay). Build a theoretical and practical foundation for writing as a healing practice, but more importantly, participate in an inclusive community of writers to process the emotional, physical, and psychological stress of college. Prerequisites: WRTG 10600, ICSM 10800, or ICSM 11800.

3 credits

WRTG 35400 Selected Topics in Creative Writing: Writers’ Practice

This advanced creative writing workshop leads students to experiment with writing, creative, and revising new work in a series of directed exercises. Participants will share emerging drafts for peers’ and professor’s response toward improvement. Prerequisites: Junior standing and WRTG 20500; or permission of instructor.