WRIT 531

Advanced Writing

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course focuses on the theory and practice of writing across genres. The course examines what genre is and why its an important concept for those who seek flexibility and versatility as writers. Students create a complex project of some length that incorporates a variety of genres to communicate a message. In addition, the course focuses on prose style, including practice in imitation, use of rhetorical devices, sentence and paragraph variety, and many other topics. Additional assignments include a multimedia project.

Special information

Prerequisite: A 4-credit 300-level writing course or instructor's consent.

Learning outcomes


  • Able to provide substantive peer review feedback.
  • Advanced information-gathering skills and ability to evaluate information sources.
  • Advanced understanding of strategies and conventions of reading and writing.
  • Advanced understanding of variations in genres.
  • Confidence in writing process at an advanced level.
  • Control of written voice or style.
  • Understand writing as a search for meaning.
  • Use of multiple revisions in writing process.
  • Demonstrate advanced critical thinking skills and application of theoretical issues of writing.

Fall 2019

Section Title Instructor
01 Advanced Writing Nerney, Br/Frykman, Kr Books Course details