University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus
 
WRIT 1301 - University Writing
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00120
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
WRIT 1301 introduces students to rhetorical principles that provide a framework for successful written communication in college and beyond. Students study and write in a variety of genres and disciplines, and in multimodal forms. The courses focus on writing as a way of knowing and learning to develop ideas through critical thinking, including analysis and synthesis. Based on the assumption that writing is a social activity, the course is a workshop format and requires active engagement in the writing process, including pre-writing, peer review, revision, and editing. Students develop information literacy and hone the ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively and ethically incorporate information into their own texts. The blended model combines three credit hours/week of small face-to-face class with one credit hour of online instruction in Canvas. Some sections are dedicated for international and multilingual students. WRIT 1301 fulfills the first-year writing requirement.