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.
- 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.