Metropolitan State University

WRIT 599 : Advanced Topics

A. Course Description
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies , Goal EL - General Education/Liberal Studies Elect.
This course presents topics of interest to students in the undergraduate and graduate Technical Communication and Professional Writing programs. Topics vary with each offering of this course. Check the class schedule for details about topics and course prerequisites. This course may be taken any number of times for credit as long as the topic is different. ** Note: this is a variable credit course with credit range of 1 - 4.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/16/2012 - 05/06/2013 05/07/2013 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Able to write at an advanced level about the topic area and for a specific audience, purpose, and situation.
  2. Advanced critical thinking skills applied to special topic area (analysis, imagination, synthesis, speculation).
  3. Advanced understanding of a focused topic area of study.
  4. Demonstrate advanced research and synthesis skills in topic area.
  5. Understanding of background and emerging issues of special topic studied.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
Goal LS - Upper Division Liberal Studies
Goal EL - General Education/Liberal Studies Elect.
G. Special Information
Prerequisite: A 300-level writing course or instructor's consent.