WRIT Writing

WRIT   5030G   Selected Topics in Writing

1-6 Credit Hours.   1-6 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A course on particular topics in rhetoric and composition, the teaching of writing, English as a Second Language, linguistics, and creative writing not covered by other courses. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   5030, WRIT   5030S.

WRIT   5130G   Modern English Grammar

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the system of rules of word formation and sentence construction that we unconsciously employ in our daily use of the English language. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ENGL   1102.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   5130, LING   5130, LING   5130G.

WRIT   5330G   History of English Language

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A study of the English language from linguistic, social, and historical perspectives. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   5330, ANTH   5330, ANTH   5330G, LING   5330, LING   5330G.

WRIT   5430G   Advanced Poetry Writing

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A creative writing workshop which focuses primarily on the students' own poems. The course deepens and expands the poetry writing skills and knowledge developed in lower-level creative writing workshops. Students will read and discuss poetry by established writers, evaluate their work and the work of their peers and produce a portfolio.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   5430, WRIT   5430S.

WRIT   5530G   Sociolinguistics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The principles and methods used to study language as a sociocultural phenomenon. These are examined both from the linguistic viewpoint and the social scientific viewpoint. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   5530, LING   5530, LING   5530G, ANTH   5530, ANTH   5530G.

WRIT   5531G   Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A creative writing workshop which focuses primarily on the students' own creative nonfiction. The course deepens and expands the writing skills and knowledge learned in undergraduate expository writing courses and allows students to specialize in a specific genre, such as the memoir, the personal essay, travel writing, etc. Students read and discuss creative nonfiction by established writers, evaluate their work and the work of their peers, and produce a portfolio. Graduate students will be required to engage in advanced level research and writing, beyond the scope of undergraduate requirements, as determined by the course instructor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in WRIT   4130.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   5531.

WRIT   5540G   Advanced Fiction Writing

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A creative writing workshop which focuses primarily on the students' own fiction. The course deepens and expands the fiction writing skills and knowledge developed in lower-level creative writing workshops. Students will read and discuss fiction by established writers, evaluate their work and the work of their peers, and produce a portfolio.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   5540.

WRIT   5550G   Technologies of Writing

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Analyzes the meanings and implications of the new technologies on reading and writing as well as explores the relationship between a culture's technologies of writing and cultural narratives of identity, subjectivity, and agency. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   5550.

WRIT   5632G   Writing Flash Prose

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A creative writing workshop in which students study and write short prose forms such as the short-short story, brief creative nonfiction, and prose poetry. Graduate students will be given an extra assignment determined by the instructor that undergraduates will not be required to do.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   5632.

WRIT   5633G   Writing the Body

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Writing the Body explores the ways in which written discourse is an intellectual, social, creative, and educational practice that is always also material and corporeal. As an introduction to discipline-specific foundations in writing theory and methodologies, this course engages students in both the analysis and production of written texts and enables them to explore the ways in which identity narratives are embodied and performative. Graduate students will be given additional assignments not required of undergraduate students.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   5633.

WRIT   5650G   Writing for Publication

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course prepares students for writing for publication in a digital age. Students are encouraged to pursue various areas of research and interests as they learn how to locate suitable venues for publication, write query letters to publishers, format manuscripts for submission, and deal with revision and editing in today's technological environment. Graduate students will be expected to do an extra project.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   5650.

WRIT   5930G   Technical Writing

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A required course for all Writing and Linguistics majors in the professional and technical communication area. This course offers study in technical communication topics relevant to the profession, such as usability, freelancing, document analysis, ethics, medical writing, or rhetoric of science and technology. Graduate students will complete an additional assignment determined by the instructor. Undergraduate.

Cross Listing(s): WRIT   5930.

WRIT   7260   Writing Project

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The intensive teachers-teaching-teachers course, based on the Bay Area Writing Project, incorporates teaching of writing, researching learning methods/theories, personal writing, and presenting workshops using writing-to-learn activities. Collaborative and individual exercises will emphasize writing across the curriculum, which supports required student learning outcomes. Because the content (readings, activities, workshops) changes each year, this invitational institute can be taken more than once.