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WRITING STUDIES (WRIT)
College of Liberal Arts
Writing Studies
 
WRIT 1006 - Journal and Memoir Writing (LE CAT9)
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Study various published and unpublished journals and memoirs, write journals and memoirs entries, and read about social context of journals and memoirs.



WRIT 1017 - Freshman Seminar: Honors: The Rhetoric of Popular Culture (LE CAT8)
(3.0 cr; =[WRIT 1007]; Prereq-Freshman, fewer than 30 cr, honors student; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Students will reflect on the ways they are products of popular culture, in that the ways their thoughts, feelings and actions are in some sense constructed in response to the popular culture that surrounds them.



WRIT 1120 - College Writing (WRITING, LE CAT1)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Students speaking English as a second language must have TOEFL score of 550; credit will not be granted if already received for COMP 1120; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Instruction and practice in writing argumentative prose for academic situations with integrated computer lab. Emphasis on academic research, documentation, and the writing process.



WRIT 1506 - Literacy, Technology and Society (HUMANITIES, LE CAT7)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 1506.; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Historical survey of cultures without writing systems and cultures with writing systems and then later with printing, telegraph, radio, telephone, television, computers as well as other forms of technology. Survey of attitudes toward technology from Thoreau to Gandhi and beyond.



WRIT 2220 - Information Design Skills
(1.0 cr [max 2.0 cr]; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
This course teaches software skills utilized in the Information Design Program. This course may be taken either prior to or concurrently with the advanced level courses. Students may repeat the course as a refresher.



WRIT 2506 - Introduction to Writing Studies
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1120; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Considers writing itself as both a practice and an object of study. Drawing on composition, journalism, linguistics, literary studies, and rhetoric, the course offers a survey of historical, critical, and theoretical issues in writing studies. Writing assignments ask students to apply a writing studies framework to produce and analyze specific texts.



WRIT 3100 - Advanced Writing: Language and Literature
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 3100; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Study and practice of reading and writing about literature--poetry, fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction. Seeks to advance critical reading and analytical skills as a means to improving a student's proficiency in the conventions of academic and professional discourses, including grammar, style, organization, argumentation, and documentation. Addresses career documents, proposals, and grant writing.



WRIT 3110 - Advanced Writing: Arts and Letters
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 3110; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Study and practice of writing tasks appropriate for the arts and letters. Seeks to advance research and critical thinking skills as well as skills in applying conventions of grammar, style, argumentation, and documentation. In addition, the course addresses professional writing for the arts, including reviews, proposals, grant writing, and career documents.



WRIT 3121 - Advanced Writing: Business and Organizations
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 3121; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Study and practice of writing tasks in business and organizations, including oral presentations. Exploration of rhetorical situations in professional practice, including research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of professional documents, such as instructions, proposals, short and long reports, and career documents.



WRIT 3130 - Advanced Writing: Engineering
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 3130; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Study and practice of writing tasks in engineering, including oral presentations. Exploration of rhetorical situations in professional practice, including research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of professional documents, such as instructions, lab reports, proposals, short and long reports, and career documents.



WRIT 3140 - Advanced Writing: Human Services
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 3140; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Study and practice of writing tasks in education as well as other fields related to the human service professions. Designed to prepare students to master their use of Edited Standard Written English while producing professional documents, including a major research project with an oral presentation. Assignments focus on audience, purpose, and the process of writing as they relate to the workplace.



WRIT 3150 - Advanced Writing: Science
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for COMP 3150; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Study and practice of writing tasks in science, including oral presentations. Exploration of rhetorical situations in professional practice, including research methods, document design, editing, effective collaboration, and ethical issues in the production of professional documents, such as instructions, lab reports, proposals, short and long reports, and career documents.



WRIT 3160 - Advanced Writing: Social Sciences
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1120 or equivalent, min 60 cr; credit will not be granted if already received for COMP 3160; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Study and practice of writing for those whose professional interests are in sociology, anthropology, geography, criminology, psychology, women's studies, history, political science, and similar fields. Assignments center on producing documents encountered in the workplace, such as career documents, proposals, research projects, oral presentations, observational studies, and position papers.



WRIT 3180 - Honors: Advanced Writing
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 3180, min 60 cr, UMD Honors Program, or instructor consent; A-F only, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Develops research, critical thinking, and collaborative writing strategies as well as rhetorical skills to draft documents in multiple genres for multiple audiences. This includes professional correspondence and reports, research proposals, literature reviews, oral presentations and related documents for the honors project.



WRIT 4100 - Introduction to Grant Writing and Project Planning
(3.0 cr; =[WRIT 5100]; Prereq-1120, min 60 cr, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to basic grant writing principles, including common types of grants, project planning, locating and researching funders, and writing effective narratives, preparing budgets, and evaluating program outcomes. Course utilizes lectures, discussion, group work, and guest speakers.



WRIT 4197 - Internship in Writing
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; =[WRIT 5197]; Prereq-instructor consent, no grad credit; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Practical writing experience with a media organization, publisher, business, or government agency.



WRIT 4200 - Writing and Cultures
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1120, minimum 60 cr; A-F only, spring, even academic years)
Through historical, theoretical and applied lenses, examines the dialectic between writing and culture, that is, how writing shapes culture and, conversely, how culture shapes writing. Specific concepts (access, agency, community, identity and power) relevant to understanding how cultures and the social relations that constitute them are constructed and maintained will be examined in detail.



WRIT 4220 - Document Design and Graphics
(3.0 cr; =[WRIT 5220]; Prereq-1120, min 60 cr, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
Principles and practice of using computer programs to design, create, and print documents that effectively integrate verbal and graphic texts.



WRIT 4230 - Web Design and Digital Culture
(3.0 cr; =[WRIT 5230]; Prereq-Min 30 cr, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Practice in the aesthetic, cultural, and rhetorical uses of Web-design techniques, including discussion and writing about the theoretical and historical contexts of digital culture.



WRIT 4250 - New Media Writing
(3.0 cr; =[WRIT 5250]; Prereq-minimum 60 cr, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Combines the theory and production of new media writing--digital, verbal practices in converged media--through the application of readings and discussion to five projects that progress from written, print-based genres to new-media presentation.



WRIT 4260 - Visual Rhetoric and Culture
(3.0 cr; =[WRIT 5260]; Prereq-minimum 60 cr, no grad credit; A-F only, fall, every year)
In addition to teaching the mechanics of graphic production, this class draws widely on the disciplines of digital design, statistics, narrative literature, engineering, and technical writing to enable students to conceive, produce, and write about visual texts critically and effectively.



WRIT 4290 - Advanced Web Design and Digital Culture
(3.0 cr; =[WRIT 5290]; Prereq-4230, minimum 60 cr, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Provides students with instruction and practice in creating increased functionality and interactivity in Web-based projects, and with the conceptual tools and cultural contexts needed to manage and direct rhetorical initiatives in digital environments.



WRIT 4300 - Research Methods for the Study of Writing
(3.0 cr; =[WRIT 5300]; Prereq-1120, min 60 cr, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Provides students with instruction and practice in critiquing research, generating research questions, designing research projects, and reporting research results in the study of writing.



WRIT 4506 - Capstone Course: Senior Portfolio Preparation
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Min 90 cr, writing studies major; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Required capstone course for all writing studies majors. Portfolios for multiple purposes will be prepared under the guidance of the student's adviser.



WRIT 4591 - Independent Study
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; =[WRIT 5591]; Prereq-instructor consent, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Students choose projects with their instructor.



WRIT 5100 - Introduction to Grant Writing and Project Planning
(3.0 cr; =[WRIT 4100]; Prereq-Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 5100, Coll Grad or Grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to basic grant writing principles, including common types of grants, project planning, locating and researching funders, and preparing effective narratives and budgets. Course utilizes lectures, discussion, group work, and guest speakers.



WRIT 5197 - Internship in Writing
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; =[WRIT 4197]; Prereq-instructor consent, Coll Grad or Grad student; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Practical writing experience with a media organization, publisher, business, or government agency.



WRIT 5220 - Document Design and Graphics
(3.0 cr; =[WRIT 4220]; Prereq-Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 5220, max 3 cr may be applied to Grad prog; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Principles and practice of using computer programs to design, create, and print documents that effectively integrate verbal and graphic texts.



WRIT 5230 - Web Design and Digital Culture
(3.0 cr; =[WRIT 4230]; Prereq-Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 5230, Grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Practice in the aesthetic, cultural, and rhetorical uses of Web-design techniques, including discussion and writing about the theoretical and historical contexts of digital culture.



WRIT 5250 - New Media Writing
(3.0 cr; =[WRIT 4250]; Prereq-Credit will not be granted if already received for WRIT 4250, Grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Combines the theory and production of new media writing--digital, verbal practices in converged media--through the application of readings and discussion to five projects that progress from written, print-based genres to new-media presentation.



WRIT 5260 - Visual Rhetoric and Culture
(3.0 cr; =[WRIT 4260]; A-F only, fall, every year)
In addition to teaching the mechanics of graphic production, this class draws widely on the disciplines of digital design, statistics, narrative literature, engineering, and technical writing to enable students to conceive, produce, and write about visual texts critically and effectively.



WRIT 5290 - Advanced Web Design and Digital Culture
(3.0 cr; =[WRIT 4290]; Prereq-Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 5290, 5230, Coll Grad or Grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Provides students with instruction and practice in creating increased functionality and interactivity in Web-based projects, and with the conceptual tools and cultural contexts needed to manage and direct rhetorical initiatives in digital environments.



WRIT 5300 - Research Methods for the Study of Writing
(3.0 cr; =[WRIT 4300]; Prereq-Coll Grad or Grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Provides students with instruction and practice in critiquing research, generating research questions, designing research projects, and reporting research results in the study of writing.



WRIT 5591 - Independent Study
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; =[WRIT 4591]; Prereq-College grad or grad student, credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 5991, max 3 cr may be applied to Grad prog, instructor consent; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Students choose projects with their instructor.



WRIT 8500 - Graduate Seminar
(3.0 - 6.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 8500; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Varying topics appropriate to study of composition, English, language, and rhetoric.



WRIT 8902 - Teaching College Writing
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Credit will not be granted if already received for COMP 8902, required for tchg assts in Writ and Engl Depts, instructor consent; A-F only, fall, every year)
Analyze theoretical works and study pedagogical principals and practices related to teaching academic writing in college, including methods, materials, and objectives. Includes a major research project as well as oral presentations and/or teaching demonstrations.



WRIT 8910 - Practicum in Teaching Writing
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-Credit will not be granted if already received for Engl 8910 or Comp 8910, instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Teaching, tutoring, and assisting in composition courses; experience in preparation of materials, microteaching, and grading student work.



WRIT 8994 - Directed Research in Writing Studies
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 8994; 8902; instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Controlled research in methods, materials, and theories (both linguistic and rhetorical) used in composition classes, sometimes involving experiments with composition students in secondary schools and colleges.



 
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