Writing Course Descriptions

WR060 Intro to Technical Writing 1
Improves writing skills. Focuses on writing intended to replicate projects in occupational and technical fields. Can be used as an option for meeting writing requirements for some CTE programs. F, W, Sp
3 Credits

WR065 Intro to Technical Writing 2
Serves as the report writing class for students following a vocational (non-transfer) track of study. Features the writing of a variety of reports, emphasizing clarity, coherence, conciseness, and accuracy, with a specific audience addressed. Includes memos, laboratory reports, narration reports, description and definition reports, process reports, and research reports. Can be used as an option for meeting writing requirements for some CTE programs. Prerequisite: WR060 with a grade of C or better; or equivalent course as determined by instructor; or consent of instructor. W, Sp
3 Credits

WR080 Basic Writing
Focuses on developing essential writing skills at the sentence and paragraph levels. Emphasizes fluency in the writing process through use of invention strategies, drafting, revising, and editing in order to produce organized and coherent writing. Prerequisite: Placement into WR080; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

WR090 Fundamentals of Writing
Focuses on writing essentials that build confidence in writing for a variety of academic purposes. Emphasizes skills necessary to produce thesis-driven essays. Reinforces grammar and sentence-level editing skills in the context of paragraphs and short essays. Covers critical reading of college-level texts. Prerequisite: Placement into WR090; or WR049 or WR080, either with grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed.
4 Credits

WR091 Writing Essentials
Covers the mechanical and linguistic aspects of writing and other skills needed in college writing courses. Course may be repeated for a maximum of two credits. F, W, Sp
1 Credits

WR099 Acc. Fund. Writing Supplement
Focuses on developing essential writing skills at the sentence and paragraph levels. Emphasizes fluency in sentence-writing, appropriate and varied word choice, and correct grammar and punctuation usage. Corequisite: WR090 Prerequisite: Placement into WR080 with a COMPASS Score of 20 or higher; or consent of instructor.
2 Credits

WR101 Editing Strategies
Covers punctuation and editing skills needed in upper level college writing courses and writing-intensive jobs. Course may be repeated for a maximum of two credits. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115; or WR090 or higher, with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

WR115 Introduction to Composition
Introduces the conventions and skills of college-level writing; emphasizes clear writing and critical reading and thinking; bridges developmental writing courses and WR121. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115; or WR090 with a grade of C or better. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

WR121 The College Essay
Emphasizes clear, detailed writing that employs critical reading and thinking and basic research skills. Prerequisite: Placement into WR121; or WR115 or higher, with a grade of C or better. F, W, Sp, Su; IL
4 Credits

WR122 Argument and Research
Focuses on the writing of logical, effective, argumentative prose; use of stylistic elements; awareness and consideration for different audiences; research and documentation skills; and critical reading. Prerequisite: WR121 with a grade of C or better. F, W, Sp, Su; IL
4 Credits

WR198A Independent Studies: Writing
Uses the college learning contract to provide student and instructor with a vehicle to allow independent study in an area of student interest. WR198A may be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits total. WR198B may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits total. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
1 Credits

WR199B Essential Writing Skills
Covers the mechanical and linguistic aspects of writing. Covers other skills needed in college writing courses, including how to read critically and write in response to readings; basic essay structure; and writing as a process from prewriting through revision and editing. Incorporates College Writing Center resources in the acquisition of performance-based learner outcomes: individual and small-group conferences, computer-assisted learning systems, and word processing as a tool for composing, revision, and editing. WR199B may be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.
1 Credits

WR227 Technical Writing
Covers a variety of reports and workplace writing. Addresses issues of organization, document supplements, bibliography, illustration, and document design. Emphasizes detailed, factual content, objective presentation, and a defined purpose for specific readers. Includes a research component calling for formal documentation. Prerequisite: WR121, WR122, or BA214; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su; IL
4 Credits

WR240 Creative Nonfiction
Introduces the basic elements of creative nonfiction, including memoir and researched essays; the process of creating nonfiction works; and the workshop system used to share and discuss the work of peers. Students will create and revise at least one new work of creative nonfiction, which may be either a short work or part of a longer project. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Prerequisite: WR121, WR122, or WR227; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed
4 Credits

WR241 Fiction
Introduces the basic elements of the short story, the process of creating short stories, and the workshop system used to share and discuss the work of peers. Includes the creation and revision of at least one new short story. (Note: Focuses on short stories rather than novels or portions of novels.) Course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Prerequisite: WR121, WR122, WR227, or WR240; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, Sp
4 Credits

WR242 Poetry
Introduces the basic elements of poetry, the process of creating original poems, and the workshop system used to share and discuss the work of peers. Students will create and revise several new poems of their own. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Prerequisite: WR121, WR122, WR227, WR240, or WR241; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

WR243 Playwriting
Introduces the basic elements of play scripts, the process of creating original short plays, and the play lab system used to share and discuss the work of peers. Students will create and review at least one new short play of their own. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Prerequisite: WR121, WR122, WR227, WR240, WR241, or WR242; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed
4 Credits

WR244 Advanced Fiction
Further develops the techniques of creating and revising short fiction introduced in WR241, and examines in greater complexity the foundational theories of imaginative writing. Also examines current methods of finding print and electronic audiences for works of fiction. Employs a workshop format of presenting and critiquing student work. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Prerequisite: WR241, WR242, or WR243; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W
4 Credits

WR245 Advanced Poetry
Develops the techniques of creating and revising short poetry that were introduced in WR242 and examines in greater complexity the foundational theories of imaginative writing. Examines current methods of finding print and electronic audiences for works of poetry. Employs a workshop format of presenting and critiquing student work. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. Prerequisite: WR242, WR243, or WR244; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
4 Credits

WR250 Writing for Children
Introduces the basic elements of children's literature writing, including picture books, nonfiction books, and young adult fiction. Includes the process of creating children's literature and the workshop system used to share and discuss the work of peers. Covers creating and revising one new work of children's literature. Course may be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: WR121, WR122, WR227, WR240, WR241, WR242, WR243, WR244, or WR245; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed.
4 Credits

WR262 Screenwriting: Feature Films
Introduces the basic elements of the screenplay, the process of writing screenplays for feature-length films, and the workshop system used to share and discuss the work of peers. Includes reading a breadth of representative works, creating and revising the first act of a feature-length screenplay, and writing formal critical analyses. Course may be repeated for a maximum of eight credits. Prerequisite: Placement into WR121 or higher; or WR115 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
4 Credits

WR263 Screenwriting: Short Films
Introduces the basic elements of the screenplay, the process of writing screenplays for short films, and the workshop system used to share and discuss the work of peers. Includes reading and viewing a breadth of representative works, writing formal critical analyses, and creating and revising at least two short screenplays, at least one of which could be used as the basis for a low-budget, independently produced short film. Course may be repeated for a maximum of eight credits. Prerequisite: Placement into WR121 or higher; or WR115 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
4 Credits

XWR0001C Write Your Life Story
Provides step-by-step instructions for writing a personal autobiography. Covers all aspects from generating ideas to completion of a manuscript. Class fee 40. W
0 Non-Credit

XWR0001D Capturing Personal Stories
Introduces a process for writing a personal or family story. Covers life prompts which are the basis for stories. Emphasizes writing and revision and includes reading and sharing writing with others.
0 Non-Credit

XWR0001E Poetry Here and Now
Explores new and recent poetry by poets living and writing in western Oregon today--all of them poets who have appeared or will appear in the Second Sundays Series of Poetry Readings at Art Gone Wild Gallery. Several poets are widely recognized, others are locally known. Includes attending two readings that occur during the time of the course. Covers writing in response to the poetry in a variety of ways, depending on the interests of the class. Possibilities include poems responding to particular poems we read and hear performed, poems in the manner of particular poets we read and hear perform their work, personal essays inspired by the content of particular poems or groups of poems, reviews of books, reviews of readings, interviews or profiles of particular poets.
0 Non-Credit

XWR0001F ETG Write Your Life Story
Writing (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XWR0001G Creative Writing/Imaginative
Writing (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XWR0001H ETG Write Creatively
Writing (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XWR0001L ETG Pleasures of Poetry
Writing (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XWR0001M Freelance Writing
Writing (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XWR0001N Writing Your Life Story
Writing (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XWR0001P Writing Your Life Story
Writing (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XWR0001Q Illustrate Memories
Writing (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XWR0001U ETG Adventures in Writing
Writing (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XWR0001Y Basic Journaling
Writing (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XWR0001Z Screenwriting
Covers proper structure and formatting for writing a short-form or full-length feature.
0 Non-Credit

XWR0002A Writing Poems/Life's Richness
Introduces a process for writing poetry. Encourages drawing on life experiences as a source of inspiration for writing poems. Students share their poems in class and get immediate feedback.
0 Non-Credit

XWR0002B Writing about Gardens/Nature
Writing (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XWR0002C Memoir Writing
Writing (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XWR0002D ETG: Creating a Sense of Place
Improves observation and interviewing skills. Provides strategies for reproducing oral histories, details, descriptions, dialogue, diction, and figurative language, as well as creating realistic characteristics for fiction and non-fiction publishing.
0 Non-Credit

XWR0002F Where Were You When
Writing (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XWR0002G Chemeketa Writes: 4-Hr Wkshp
Writing (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XWR0002H Chemeketa Writes: 8-Hr Wkshp
Writing (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XWR0002J The People We Meet
Writing (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XWR0002K Memoirs from the Kitchen
Introduces a process for writing the memoir that centers on food, flavors, and related associations. Offers prompts related to food, rituals, and celebrations to generate ideas for writing. Emphasizes writing and revision including using personal value and developing a story style. Includes reading and sharing writing with others.
0 Non-Credit

XWR0002L ETG Writing for Children
Covers the various formats of children's books and includes strategies from professional writers and editors, along with information about the changing needs and demands of the children's literature market. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word or word processing software; Internet access; e-mail capability; Netscape, Firefox, or Internet Web Browser. Offered as needed
0 Non-Credit

XWR0512A Writing Center
Writing (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XWR0512B Writing Center On-Line
Provides instruction through online conferencing between student and faculty or teaching assistants. Offers assistance in all stages of the composition process: selecting topics, planning, drafting, revising, and editing. Supports students who need remedial instruction to meet the demands of college-level writing. Addresses issues of research, documentation, format, and use of computer technology in document design.
0 Non-Credit

XWR0512D Revising for Publication
Provides instruction in revising a text for publication in a literary journal, as well as experience in working with an editor to shape a creative vision.
0 Non-Credit

XWR0512E Script Writing for Production
Introduces the creation of scripts and story boards for digital video projects. Prerequisite: Demonstrated ability to work with computers. Offered as needed
0 Non-Credit

XWR9000A Grant Writing Workshop
Covers the topics of funding sources, matching organizations with grantors, the RFP process, research for proposals, working with partners, the elements of a proposal, writing style, and abstracts.
.4 CEU

XWR9000B Press Releases & Publicity
Covers the purpose of publicity. Presents options for getting an event publicized. Includes writing and critiquing press releases.
.3 CEU

XWR9000C ETG Writing & Publishing
Focuses on the fundamentals of writing and publishing letters, documents, and essays. Covers the basics of grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure as well as current publishing standards.
2.4 CEU

XWR9000F CWC Writing Workshop
Provides instruction through small group conferencing between student and faculty. Offers assistance in all stages of the composition process: selecting topics, planning, drafting, revising, and editing. Also supports students who need remedial instruction to meet the demands of business place or college-level writing. Additionally, addresses issues of research, documentation, format, and use of computer technology in document design.
1 CEU

XWR9000H Grant Development Workshop
Covers the topics of funding sources, matching organizations with grantors, the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, researching proposals, working with partners, the elements of a proposal, writing style, and developing case statements.
.6 CEU

XWR9000J Grant Writing Basics
Introduces guideline and procedures for finding funding sources, matching organizations with grantors, the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, researching proposals, working with partners, the elements of a proposal, grant writing style, and developing a compelling case for your cause.
1 CEU

XWR9000K ETG Writing Essentials
Provides beginning instruction in business writing.
2.4 CEU

XWR9000L Grant Writing for Industry
Provides an overview of general grant guidelines, funding sources for industry projects, problem descriptions, workplan goals, activities, evaluation, and budget. Offered as needed
1.6 CEU

XWR9000M Grammar Boot Camp for Business
Reviews sentence structure, use of punctuation, and how the writer's choices of pattern influence the reader's interpretation. F
.8 CEU