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  • Search for WR90WR90 4 credits

    Fundamentals of Composition

    Introduces the basic five-paragraph essay form while reinforcing sentence skills and paragraph development. Critical thinking and reading are emphasized. Prepares students for transfer-level coursework and, specifically, for WR115. If a high proficiency is demonstrated with in-class writing and student self-identifies as challenging WR115, there is a process that allows students to meet the outcomes for WR115 and be eligible to enroll in WR121. When taken with RD90, course equivalent to WR91. Course is graded on a pass/no pass basis. Previously offered as WR30.
    Prerequisite: Designated placement test score as shown on current indicator chart. Course does not transfer.

  • Search for WR91WR91 5 credits

    Fundamentals of Academic Literacy

    Combines reading and writing requirements in order to accelerate progress and prepare students for transfer-level coursework and, specifically, for WR121. If a student in this course demonstrates a high proficiency with in-class writing and meets the course learning outcomes, the student may be able to register for WR121 (waiving WR115 placement). Each student is required to attend a lab session two hours a week. An embedded tutor will provide additional support during class and lab sessions. Course equivalent to RD90 and WR90, and graded on a pass/no pass basis. Course does not transfer.

  • Search for WR110WR110 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. Previously offered as WR185.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores.

  • 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 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, 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 or RD90 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 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; 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, RD90, 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, RD90, 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, RD90, or designated placement test score; WR121 (may be taken concurrently).