WRIT 324

Topics in Writing

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

Topics courses deal with special issues or areas of interest in writing fiction, nonfiction or criticism. Topics and instructors vary. Check the Class Schedule for current offerings. Prerequisite: A 200- or 300-level writing course or instructor's consent.

Special information

Prerequisite: A 200- or 300-level writing course or instructor's consent.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Create, synthesize and analyze concepts pertaining to specific writing topic selection.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • Describe and appreciate works in the arts and humanities as expressions of individual and collective values within an intellectual, cultural, historical and social context.
  • Employ syntax and usage appropriate to academic disciplines and the professional world.
  • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
  • Explore intellectually the ideas expressed in works in the arts and humanities.
  • Interpret and respond critically to works from various cultures in the arts and humanities.
  • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Select appropriate communication choices for specific audiences.
  • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within a historical and social context.
  • Use authority, point-of-view, and individual voice and style in writing and speaking.
  • Understand/demonstrate the writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing and presentation.
  • Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
  • Locate, evaluate, and synthesize in a responsible manner material from diverse sources and points of view.