Writing Intensive Courses
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.
Fundamentals for communicating technical information to general and specialized audiences. Class emphasizes the foundations of technical writing, their formats and applications, context-specific writing strategies, basic visual design, and ethics. Some reading in and discussion of the history of technology and its influence on human society and culture.
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 and informal writing in a range of research genres; emphasizes writing and research as recursive processes; and focuses on development of effective research practices, including identifying, locating, evaluating, and integrating sources ethically and effectively.
Small group setting for intensive study of selected advanced topics not provided elsewhere in the curriculum. Seminar topics vary each semester. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: WRTG10600 or ICSM10800-10899 or ICSM11800-11899; Senior standing; two writing courses beyond level 1, at least one of which must be at level 3; permission of instructor; additional specific prerequisites to be determined by the subject of the seminar.