Introduction to Professional Writing (3)
This foundational course for the major track in professional writing and communication examines theories and practices of writing in
professional contexts. Topics addressed include writing as a situated activity
and a material practice; ideas of authorship and audience, expertise and
disciplinarity, genre and medium; and the role of technology in the creation,
distribution, and reception of texts.
Writing Public Arguments (W) (3)
Intensive study and practice in the rhetoric of argument; emphasis on composing persuasive texts addressing the public on a range of issues.
Formerly Persuasive Writing.
The Art of Revision (W) (3)
Intensive practice in composing and revising texts with an emphasis on developing audience awareness and a clear, fluid style.
Formerly The Art of Writing.
Technical Communication (W) (3)
Practice in producing usable, informative, reader-based documents in a range of media (written, oral, electronic) with an emphasis on collaboration and on communicating specialized knowledge to nontechnical audiences.
Formerly Scientific and Technical Writing.
Business Writing (W) (3)
Intensive study and practice in organizational communication; emphasis on workplace genres including correspondence, reports, presentations, and employment documents.
Formerly Writing for the Professions.
Introduction to Writing Studies (3)
An orientation to theoretical, historical, and pedagogical issues associated with writing as cognitive, social, and material practice.
Formerly The Teaching of Writing.
Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
Introduction to the writer's craft that surveys available genres of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Poetry Writing Workshop (3)
Study of the creative process involved in the writing of poetry, the techniques and discipline required, and trends in contemporary poetry.
Fiction Writing Workshop (3)
Study and practice of specific stylistic
techniques used by professional writers in fiction and nonfiction. For
students with a serious interest in writing.
The Personal Essay (3)
Writing workshop focusing on the use of personal autobiographical material.
Nonfiction Writing Workshop (3)
Examines the theory and practice of creative nonfiction, including memoir, investigative reportage, and hybrid forms. Students will read contemporary historical examples of creative nonfiction, and receive critical guidance on their own writing from their professor and peers.
Writing about Nature (W) (3)
Get ready to head in to the wilderness and learn how to capture
our experiences of the natural world on the page. This narrative nonfiction writing course will study the tradition of nature writing from Thoreau to the present, conduct extensive fieldwork and, of course, do some extraordinary nature writing of our own. Students will spend half of the class time reading and writing and the other half outdoors in state forests and city parks.
Advanced Academic Writing (W) (3)
Intensive study and practice of writing in academic contexts with an emphasis on scholarly standards in research, exposition, and argumentation.
Writing New Media (W) (3)
Introduction to writing in digital and networked environments; emphasis on how technology shapes discourse in emerging genres associated with the World Wide Web.
Writing for Nonprofits (W) (3)
Students analyze and compose
writing integral to the nonprofit organizations, including artistic, civic,
cultural, and educational institutions. Students research the professional
writing of local and national nonprofits and produce typical workplace genres
such as press releases, letters to donors, mission statements, websites,
reports, and grant proposals. Students will have opportunities for engaged civic
learning and practical experience by working with community partners in the
Teaching Creative Writing in Urban Schools (3)
Service learning in Camden city schools: students teach
creative writing workshops to elementary and high school students while
learning about creative writing curriculum development and pedagogy.
Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing (3)
Introduces students to the principles,
techniques, and ethics of peer tutoring through classwork that includes
readings in composition theory and tutoring and analyzing the writing of others
and themselves. In the practicum component of the course, students serve as
consultants in the Writing and Design Lab.
Designing Publications for the Web (3)
This course is tied to the creation of a new venue
for student writing on the web, The Scarlet Review. Students will learn about how to solicit and select work for publication as well as how to edit and format that work for presentation on the web. Special consideration will be given to ideas of remediation and the arguments made by visual design as we answer the question of how to present a school genre--the first-year composition essay--to a wider audience.
Writing Wikipedia (W) (3)
This course will lead students through the process of editing Wikipedia and will serve as a critical inquiry into the world's most popular encyclopedia, its production, and its ethos. As a civic engagement course, students will spend much of the semester partnering with a local institution to improve the Wikipedia presence of a topic or figure of local interest in Camden.
Special Topics in Writing (W) (3)
Course with a specific genre of writing as chosen by the instructor.
Advanced Writing (3,3)
Advanced instruction and practice in expository, scientific, technical, or business writing.
Advanced Creative Writing (3,3)
Advanced work in creative writing.
Independent Study Creative Writing (3,3)
The opportunity for advanced students to work individually with an instructor on a self-designed creative writing project. The project culminates in a substantial work of fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry.
Poetry Writing II (3)
Advanced and further study of the creative process involved in the writing of poetry.
Prerequisite: 50:989:306 or permission of instructor.
Fiction Writing II (3)
Advanced and further study of the creative process involved in the writing of fiction.
Prerequisite: 50:989:307 or permission of instructor.