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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
4 Credits

WR088 Introduction to Technical Writing 1
Introduces basic writing tasks and conventions associated with technical fields. Improves basic writing skills needed for effective workplace communication and assignments in career and technical education (CTE) programs such as Automotive Technology, Machining, and Welding. Recommended: CA121 with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite: Placement into WR088; or completion of WR080 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp
3 Credits

WR089 Introduction to Technical Writing 2
Serves as the report writing class for 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. Prerequisite: WR088 with a grade of C or better; or equivalent course as determined by instructor; or consent of instructor. W, Sp
3 Credits

WR090 Fundamentals of Writing
Builds on development of skills presented in WR080, and requires more complex writing and critical thinking skills. Prerequisite: Placement into WR090; or completion of WR080 with grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp
4 Credits

WR091 Writing Essentials
Details the fundamental structural components of writing. Primary focus is on parts of speech and sentence types. Secondary focus and eventual outcome is college-level editing skill. F, W, SP, SU
1 Credits

WR099 Accelerated Fundamentals of 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 completion of WR090 (or higher), with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

WR102 APA Style Source Integration and Citation
Covers APA style paper format, clear source integration, and citation as a supplement to upper level college writing and writing intensive courses requiring research papers. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115; or completion of WR090 (or higher), with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

WR103 MLA Style Source Integration and Citation
Covers MLA style paper format, clear source integration, and citation as a supplement to upper level college writing and writing intensive courses requiring research papers. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115; or completion of 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 expectations of college-level writing, reading, and thinking. Students will learn the conventions and skills of college-level writing, practice analyzing, responding to, and making use of college-level texts, and will learn to think about the many ways and reasons writing projects are created. They will produce multiple kinds of writing projects for a variety of purposes and audiences. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115; or completion of WR090 with a grade of C or better. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

WR121 The College Essay
Introduces the expectations of college-level writing, reading, and thinking. Students will learn the conventions and skills of college-level writing, practice analyzing, responding to, and making use of college-level texts, and will learn to think about the many ways and reasons writing projects are created. They will produce multiple kinds of writing projects for a variety of purposes and audiences. Prerequisite: Placement into WR121; or completion of WR115 (or higher), with a grade of C or better. F, W, Sp, Su; IL
4 Credits

WR122 Argument, Research, and Multimodal Communication
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

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. (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

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 completion of WR115 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
4 Credits