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  • Search for WR20WR20 4 credits

    Fundamentals of Composition I

    Reviews standard written English skills. In addition to vocabulary building in the context of reading assignments, attention is given to helping students understand the relationship of reading and writing processes as a means to organize and relate their own thoughts in clear, effective paragraphs. Course is graded on a pass/no pass basis.
    Prerequisite: WR10 or designated placement test score. Course does not transfer.

  • Search for WR30WR30 4 credits

    Fundamentals of Composition II

    Introduces the basic five-paragraph essay format in addition to continuing instruction and practice in sentence skills and paragraph development. Critical thinking is emphasized with the integration of reading into the curriculum. This course prepares students for transfer-level courses. Course is graded on a pass/no pass basis.
    Prerequisite: WR20 or designated placement test score. Course does not transfer.

  • Search for WR115WR115 3 credits

    Introduction to Expository Writing

    Reviews the basic conventions, purposes, and strategies of college-level writing with an emphasis on in-class writing. Course will survey a variety of rhetorical modes and prepare students for impromptu questions and essays.
    Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores.

  • Search for WR121WR121 4 credits

    English Composition I

    Covers a range of rhetorical situations and genres of writing, centering on argument. Students learn to read and analyze others’ writing and then respond with their own views, showing an awareness of their purpose and audience. The class culminates in a short argumentative research paper.
    Prerequisites: RD30 and WR115 or designated placement test scores.

  • Search for WR122WR122 4 credits

    English Composition II

    Focuses on scholarly investigation and the proper use of sources and documentation. Major emphasis is on writing research papers that are acceptable by APA standards.
    Prerequisites: WR121 or equivalent; BA131, CS120 or above, or a passing score on the computer proficiency exam strongly recommended.

  • Search for WR185WR185 2 credits

    Understanding English Grammar

    Explores the structures of the English language and applies skills gained to proof and edit college-level writing. Students will be able to make conscious choices of grammatical formats to express themselves clearly and to minimize grammar errors in their own papers.
    Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores.

  • Search for WR199WR199 Variable credit

    Special Studies: Writing

    Explores special topics in writing including novel and journal writing as well as discipline-specific discourse conventions and professional preparedness.

  • Search for WR227WR227 4 credits

    Technical Writing

    Designed for students planning to enter professions that require knowledge of researching and organizing data and presenting professionally written reports and documents with worthwhile content, sensible organization, readable style, use of visuals/graphics, and appropriate form. Reports will use American Psychological Association (APA) format. Face-to-face classes require formal oral presentations. Course also fulfills transfer needs for students whose four-year transfer institution requires instruction in technically written and formatted documents. Class is writing intensive and requires extensive time in research and writing outside of class. Computer application of skills is expected.
    Prerequisites: BA131 or CS120 and BT114 or WR121; public speaking ability is an asset; and BA214 and CS125ww and graphics ability or desktop publishing skills strongly recommended.

  • Search for WR241WR241 4 credits

    Imaginative Writing I

    Offers students opportunities to express themselves through literary mediums. Students study models of short stories, poetry, personal memoirs, and do original work in each of these genres. Includes analysis and discussion of students’ work.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • Search for WR242WR242 4 credits

    Imaginative Writing II

    Offers students opportunities to express themselves through literary mediums. Students study models of short stories, poetry, personal memoirs, and do original work in each of these genres. Includes analysis and discussion of students’ work.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).

  • Search for WR243WR243 4 credits

    Imaginative Writing III

    Offers students opportunities to express themselves through literary mediums. Students study models of short stories, poetry, personal memoirs, and do original work in each of these genres. Includes analysis and discussion of students’ work.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).