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University Writing Program Courses Descriptions

WRIT 100: Reading and Writing Processes for College Composition (3 credits)
Corequisite study with WRIT 101 to help students use reading, writing, discussion, and research for discovery, intellectual curiosity, and personal academic growth: students will work in collaborative groups to share, critique, and revise their reading and writing. Students will compose a variety of documents for a range of academic audiences; develop a metacognitive understanding of their reading, writing, and thinking processes; and improve their college-level reading and writing skills as they learn to adopt and adapt recursive writing processes.

WRIT 101: College Composition (3 credits)
Helps students develop fluency in writing clear, forceful, effective prose and acquire the college-level reasoning, reading and writing skills that they will find necessary for success in other college courses. Prerequisite: adequate score on placement test or completion of designated developmental writing courses with a grade of C- or higher. See the WRIT 101 portfolio rubric.

WRIT 200: Practicum in Writing (3 credits)
Designed to review skills developed in WRIT 101 and prepare students for successful completion of WRIT 300. Students build skills in critical reading, rhetorical analysis and writing from sources while maintaining a focus on textual conventions. Students write in a variety of genres for inclusion in a final course portfolio. Passing grade is C- or higher. prerequisite: adequate score on placement or placement waiver. See the WRIT 200 portfolio rubric.

WRIT 300: Composition and Research (3 credits)
Builds on skills developed in WRIT 101, focusing on research, analysis, reflection, and writing about the kinds of documents produced in academic and professional disciplines. Students produce a range of documents, such as informal reading responses, rhetorical analyses, and an extended research project, for inclusion in a course Portfolio. Emphasizes a process approach to writing projects. See the WRIT 300 portfolio rubric.

Read the learning outcomes for WRIT 101, WRIT 200 and WRIT 300.