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Writing Studies B.A.

Writing Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2013
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 41
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The major in writing studies, which offers concentrations in journalism or professional writing, explores writing as a field of inquiry: its production, its circulation, its uses, and its role in the development of individuals, professional communities, and societies. The major begins with the history of writing practices, genres, systems of production and distribution, and related institutions. A major in writing studies draws from the resources of linguistics to understand the relationships between writing, cognition, and communication. It uses the tools of qualitative, quantitative, and humanistic research to advance those explorations. It culminates in a practical examination of writing in traditional and emerging technologies. In core and elective courses, students develop skills in the analysis of rhetorical situations, the selection of media, and the production of texts appropriate for a variety of discourse communities. They also think reflectively and critically about their role as writers for professional and civic life. Students select a journalism or professional writing sub-plan to complete their study.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Requirement (1 cr)
Transfer students with 24 or more credits and current UMD students who change colleges to CLA are exempt from this requirement. New first-year students with 24 or more PSEO credits may request to be waived from this requirement.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
Requirements for the B.A. in writing studies include: * A minor or a second major in another area of study. Students majoring in Writing Studies in either emphasis (Professional Writing or Journalism) must complete a minor or second major in a field other than Journalism, Professional Writing or Information Design. * The journalism or professional writing concentration must be declared through the CLA Advising and Academic Services office.
Lower Division Core (9 cr)
LING 2506 - Language and Writing (3.0 cr)
WRIT 1506 - Literacy, Technology and Society [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
WRIT 2506 - Introduction to Writing Studies (3.0 cr)
Upper Division Core (7 cr)
JOUR 3700 - Media Law and Ethics (3.0 cr)
WRIT 4250 - New Media Writing (3.0 cr)
WRIT 4506 - Capstone Course: Senior Portfolio Preparation (1.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans. (Note for the Twin Cities and Morris campuses: The honors sub-plan does not meet this requirement. Honors students are required to complete one sub-plan plus the honors sub-plan. Please see an adviser if no honors sub-plan is listed for the program.)
Professional Writing
The professional writing curriculum synthesizes 1) knowledge and experience with writing technologies from a liberal arts, as well as a technical, perspective; 2) practice in applying principles of rhetoric, design, cultural theory, and creative thinking to the production of professional writing projects; and 3) experience in developing successful relationships with writing/design communities and other audiences. Students develop writing skills relevant to professional situations (document design and delivery, the development of varied writing techniques, and persuasive argument) with an understanding of writing's ethical and social implications.
Students are encouraged to participate in UMD-sponsored internships in professional writing, corporate communication, editing, and publishing.
Required Courses (12 cr)
WRIT 31xx
WRIT 4200 - Writing and Cultures (3.0 cr)
WRIT 4260 - Visual Rhetoric and Culture (3.0 cr)
WRIT 4300 - Research Methods for the Study of Writing (3.0 cr)
Professional Writing Electives (12 cr)
* Must include one WRIT course and one JOUR course. * WRIT 4197 may be repeated for a total of 6 cr. * Other JOUR, LING, and WRIT courses with department approval.
Take 4 or more course(s) totaling 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· JOUR 2001 - Reporting and Writing I (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 2101 - Editing I: Copy Editing and Layout (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 2300 - News Photography (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 2400 - Community and Journalism [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 2501 - History of American Journalism (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4001 - Specialized Reporting and Writing (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4500 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (3.0 cr)
· LING 3102 - Introduction to Syntax (3.0 cr)
· LING 4195 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-4.0 cr)
· LING 4400 - Sociolinguistics (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 1017 - Freshman Seminar: Honors: The Rhetoric of Popular Culture [LE CAT8] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4100 - Introduction to Grant Writing and Project Planning (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4197 - Internship in Writing (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4220 - Document Design and Graphics (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4230 - Web Design and Digital Culture (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4290 - Advanced Web Design and Digital Culture (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4591 - Independent Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4595 {Inactive} (1.0-3.0 cr)
Journalism
The journalism curriculum engages the study and practice of mass communication in a converged, multimedia environment. It prepares students for careers as reporters, editors, producers, and photographers in print, broadcast, and multimedia news. The program is built on a liberal arts foundation, including the history, traditions, routines, and practices of journalism. Students learn the skills they need to succeed in the profession, study its legal and ethical dimensions, and examine the sociology of news and the context in which journalism is practiced.
Students are encouraged to participate in UMD-sponsored internships at news, publishing, and broadcast organizations, both locally and across the country. Additionally, students have the opportunity to do extracurricular work at the student newspaper and the public radio and television stations on campus.
Required Courses (15 cr)
JOUR 2001 - Reporting and Writing I (3.0 cr)
JOUR 2101 - Editing I: Copy Editing and Layout (3.0 cr)
JOUR 3001 - Reporting and Writing II (3.0 cr)
JOUR 3401 - Digital Storytelling (3.0 cr)
JOUR 4102 - Editing II: Newsroom Practicum (3.0 cr)
Journalism Electives (9 cr)
* Must include at least one JOUR course and one WRIT course. * JOUR 4197 may be repeated for a total of 6 cr. * Other JOUR, LING, and WRIT courses with department approval.
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· JOUR 2300 - News Photography (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 2400 - Community and Journalism [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 2501 - History of American Journalism (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4001 - Specialized Reporting and Writing (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4197 - Journalism Internship (1.0-3.0 cr)
· JOUR 4500 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (3.0 cr)
· LING 3102 - Introduction to Syntax (3.0 cr)
· LING 4195 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-4.0 cr)
· LING 4400 - Sociolinguistics (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 1017 - Freshman Seminar: Honors: The Rhetoric of Popular Culture [LE CAT8] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4100 - Introduction to Grant Writing and Project Planning (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4197 - Internship in Writing (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4200 - Writing and Cultures (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4220 - Document Design and Graphics (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4230 - Web Design and Digital Culture (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4260 - Visual Rhetoric and Culture (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4290 - Advanced Web Design and Digital Culture (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4300 - Research Methods for the Study of Writing (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4591 - Independent Study (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4595 {Inactive} (1.0-3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3xxx
 
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UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD.
LING 2506 - Language and Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: WRIT 1120
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Different from a traditional linguistic approach, language and its system will be examined with emphasis on writing, as opposed to speech. Based on the formal theoretical foundations of language and linguistics, three main topics are discussed in detail. First, the world's major writing systems and a short history of writing are introduced. Second, the English sentence structures are studied from a contemporary theoretical and historical linguistic perspective. Third, language use in writing is discussed in various genres. prereq: WRIT 1120
WRIT 1506 - Literacy, Technology and Society (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for Comp 1506.
WRIT 2506 - Introduction to Writing Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: 1120
JOUR 3700 - Media Law and Ethics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Examines laws, regulations and major court decisions that affect journalists and news organizations. Topics include First Amendment principles of press freedom, libel, invasion of privacy, prior restraint, access to information, and the regulation of electronic media content. prereq: Writ 1120
WRIT 4250 - New Media Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01657 - Writ 4250/5250
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: minimum 60 cr, no grad credit
WRIT 4506 - Capstone Course: Senior Portfolio Preparation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Required capstone course for all writing studies majors. Portfolios for multiple purposes will be prepared under the guidance of the student's adviser. prereq: Min 90 cr, writing studies major
WRIT 4200 - Writing and Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 3O
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. prereq: 1120, minimum 60 cr
WRIT 4260 - Visual Rhetoric and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01573 - Writ 4260/5260
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V
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. prereq: minimum 60 cr, no grad credit
WRIT 4300 - Research Methods for the Study of Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01659 - Writ 4300/5300
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Provides students with instruction and practice in critiquing research, generating research questions, designing research projects, and reporting research results in the study of writing. prereq: 1120, min 60 cr, no grad credit
JOUR 2001 - Reporting and Writing I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Skill-based course in reporting and writing that introduces the fundamentals used by all jounalists; information gathering; writing basic news stories; professional news style; structure and readability; and interviewing techniques. Examples of professional journalism will be read and discussed. prereq: WRIT 1120
JOUR 2101 - Editing I: Copy Editing and Layout
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Develops the essential skills for editing print and online publications, including copy and picture editing, selecting stories, exercising sound news judgment, developing the writer-reporter relationship, writing headlines, designing and laying out basic pages, using graphics, and understanding fundamental legal and ethical issues that affect publications. prereq: 2001, WRIT 1120; credit will not be granted if already received for 3101
JOUR 2300 - News Photography
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Credit will not be granted if already received for 3300.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
How to take the types of photographs commonly used by professional news operations, ranging from features and photo essays to spot news and sports. Work produced may be used in the student newspaper if the student editor accepts it. Develops an understanding of the ethical and theoretical aspects of news photography and a vocabulary for discussing and critiquing visual images. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 3300.
JOUR 2400 - Community and Journalism (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Examines the role of journalism in defining communities. Exposure to various concepts of community and the role journalism has in defining these communities on both a local and global scale. Analyze a specific case study of one community journalism entity, and explore the ramifications of technology on the transformation of community. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 3400.
JOUR 2501 - History of American Journalism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Explores the social and cultural history of journalism in the United States. Read pieces of journalism and critiques of journalism from various time periods and study key moments in journalism history. Examines the practice of journalism, its core values, and how these have changed over time. Explores how technological, social and economic change shape journalism.
JOUR 4001 - Specialized Reporting and Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Delves into a specific area of journalism such as science reporting, outdoor writing, investigative reporting or writing about government. Read and critique examples and produce work in the given area of specialization. prereq: 2001; no grad credit
JOUR 4500 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Selected themes and issues in journalism, such as staff organization, policies, finance, law, photography, design, and the role of the student press. prereq: 2001, 2101, no grad credit
LING 3102 - Introduction to Syntax
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Deals with how sentences are structured. After discussing lexical categories (parts of speech) and phrasal structures from a scientific perspective, several different theories are introduced under the blanket name Generative Grammar. Based on Generative Grammar, students learn how to analyze English sentence structures to understand universal properties of natural language. prereq: 1811 or instructor consent
LING 4195 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01650 - Ling 4195/5195
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
Subdisciplines such as pragmatics, semantics, regional and social language variation, childhood language acquisition, second language learning, language change and linguistic reconstructions, cognitive linguistics, and history of linguistic inquiry. prereq: Minimum 60 credits, no grad credit
LING 4400 - Sociolinguistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01510 - Ling 4400/Ling 5400
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9T3T
The study of the uses and varieties of language as it is used in society by various groups. Among the topics to be examined are regional, social, and ethnic dialects. prereq: 1811 with a grade of C or instructor consent, no grad credit
WRIT 1017 - Freshman Seminar: Honors: The Rhetoric of Popular Culture (LE CAT8)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01381 - Comp/Writ 1017/1007
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T
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. prereq: Freshman, fewer than 30 cr, honors student
WRIT 4100 - Introduction to Grant Writing and Project Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01653 - Writ 4100/5100
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
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. prereq: 1120, min 60 cr, no grad credit
WRIT 4197 - Internship in Writing
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01654 - Writ 4197/5197
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Practical writing experience with a media organization, publisher, business, or government agency. prereq: instructor consent, no grad credit
WRIT 4220 - Document Design and Graphics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01655 - Writ 4220/5220
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
Principles and practice of using computer programs to design, create, and print documents that effectively integrate verbal and graphic texts. prereq: 1120, min 60 cr, no grad credit
WRIT 4230 - Web Design and Digital Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01656 - Writ 4230/5230
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
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. prereq: Min 30 cr, no grad credit
WRIT 4290 - Advanced Web Design and Digital Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01658 - Writ 4290/5290
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
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. prereq: 4230, minimum 60 cr, no grad credit
WRIT 4591 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01660 - Writ 4591/5591
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Students choose projects with their instructor. prereq: instructor consent, no grad credit
JOUR 2001 - Reporting and Writing I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V
Skill-based course in reporting and writing that introduces the fundamentals used by all jounalists; information gathering; writing basic news stories; professional news style; structure and readability; and interviewing techniques. Examples of professional journalism will be read and discussed. prereq: WRIT 1120
JOUR 2101 - Editing I: Copy Editing and Layout
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Develops the essential skills for editing print and online publications, including copy and picture editing, selecting stories, exercising sound news judgment, developing the writer-reporter relationship, writing headlines, designing and laying out basic pages, using graphics, and understanding fundamental legal and ethical issues that affect publications. prereq: 2001, WRIT 1120; credit will not be granted if already received for 3101
JOUR 3001 - Reporting and Writing II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Skills-based that builds on JOUR 2001. Write publishable news stories based on field work and interviews. Emphasis on fully-developed, multi-source news stories that are fair and complete. Expand interview and research skills, and become familiar with the wide range of information available in public documents. prereq: 2001
JOUR 3401 - Digital Storytelling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Report and write various forms of electronic news stories commonly produced for television, radio and the Internet. Learn the stylistic differences between writing electronic news scripts and writing for print. Learn basic field recording techniques and production skills for audio and video. prereq: 2001
JOUR 4102 - Editing II: Newsroom Practicum
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01662 - Jour 4102/5102
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Experience in a working newsroom. Apply skills from other journalism classes to plan, produce and manage an online news publication. Basic principles as well as practical skills with advanced computer programs. Includes editing, managing and reporting, as well as the discussion of both journalism and leadership issues. Advance theory and practice in news selection, preparation, and display for newspaper, magazine, broadcast and photojournalism media. Emphasis on the ethical and professional responsibility of the journalist. prereq: 2001, 2101, 3001; no grad credit
JOUR 2300 - News Photography
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Credit will not be granted if already received for 3300.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
How to take the types of photographs commonly used by professional news operations, ranging from features and photo essays to spot news and sports. Work produced may be used in the student newspaper if the student editor accepts it. Develops an understanding of the ethical and theoretical aspects of news photography and a vocabulary for discussing and critiquing visual images. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 3300.
JOUR 2400 - Community and Journalism (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Examines the role of journalism in defining communities. Exposure to various concepts of community and the role journalism has in defining these communities on both a local and global scale. Analyze a specific case study of one community journalism entity, and explore the ramifications of technology on the transformation of community. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 3400.
JOUR 2501 - History of American Journalism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Explores the social and cultural history of journalism in the United States. Read pieces of journalism and critiques of journalism from various time periods and study key moments in journalism history. Examines the practice of journalism, its core values, and how these have changed over time. Explores how technological, social and economic change shape journalism.
JOUR 4001 - Specialized Reporting and Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Delves into a specific area of journalism such as science reporting, outdoor writing, investigative reporting or writing about government. Read and critique examples and produce work in the given area of specialization. prereq: 2001; no grad credit
JOUR 4197 - Journalism Internship
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01648 - Jour 4197/5197
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Supervised professional experience as a working staff member with a newspaper, magazine, broadcast station or other communications organization. prereq: 2001, 3700, minimum 60 credits, instructor consent, no grad credit
JOUR 4500 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Selected themes and issues in journalism, such as staff organization, policies, finance, law, photography, design, and the role of the student press. prereq: 2001, 2101, no grad credit
LING 3102 - Introduction to Syntax
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Deals with how sentences are structured. After discussing lexical categories (parts of speech) and phrasal structures from a scientific perspective, several different theories are introduced under the blanket name Generative Grammar. Based on Generative Grammar, students learn how to analyze English sentence structures to understand universal properties of natural language. prereq: 1811 or instructor consent
LING 4195 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01650 - Ling 4195/5195
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
Subdisciplines such as pragmatics, semantics, regional and social language variation, childhood language acquisition, second language learning, language change and linguistic reconstructions, cognitive linguistics, and history of linguistic inquiry. prereq: Minimum 60 credits, no grad credit
LING 4400 - Sociolinguistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01510 - Ling 4400/Ling 5400
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9T3T
The study of the uses and varieties of language as it is used in society by various groups. Among the topics to be examined are regional, social, and ethnic dialects. prereq: 1811 with a grade of C or instructor consent, no grad credit
WRIT 1017 - Freshman Seminar: Honors: The Rhetoric of Popular Culture (LE CAT8)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01381 - Comp/Writ 1017/1007
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T
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. prereq: Freshman, fewer than 30 cr, honors student
WRIT 4100 - Introduction to Grant Writing and Project Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01653 - Writ 4100/5100
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
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. prereq: 1120, min 60 cr, no grad credit
WRIT 4197 - Internship in Writing
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01654 - Writ 4197/5197
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Practical writing experience with a media organization, publisher, business, or government agency. prereq: instructor consent, no grad credit
WRIT 4200 - Writing and Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 3O
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. prereq: 1120, minimum 60 cr
WRIT 4220 - Document Design and Graphics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01655 - Writ 4220/5220
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 3T
Principles and practice of using computer programs to design, create, and print documents that effectively integrate verbal and graphic texts. prereq: 1120, min 60 cr, no grad credit
WRIT 4230 - Web Design and Digital Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01656 - Writ 4230/5230
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
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. prereq: Min 30 cr, no grad credit
WRIT 4260 - Visual Rhetoric and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01573 - Writ 4260/5260
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: 9V
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. prereq: minimum 60 cr, no grad credit
WRIT 4290 - Advanced Web Design and Digital Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01658 - Writ 4290/5290
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
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. prereq: 4230, minimum 60 cr, no grad credit
WRIT 4300 - Research Methods for the Study of Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01659 - Writ 4300/5300
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9T3T
Provides students with instruction and practice in critiquing research, generating research questions, designing research projects, and reporting research results in the study of writing. prereq: 1120, min 60 cr, no grad credit
WRIT 4591 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01660 - Writ 4591/5591
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Students choose projects with their instructor. prereq: instructor consent, no grad credit