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Accounting 010
Africana Studies 014
American History 512
American Literature 352
Anthropology 070
Art (Art 080, Art History 082)
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biology, Computational and Integrative 121
Biomedical Technology 124
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Digital Studies 209
Ecommerce and Information Technology 623
Economics 220
Institute for Effective Education 964
Engineering Transfer 005
English (English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Writing 989)
Prerequisites for All Students
Major Requirements: CCAS and UCC
Minor Requirements: CCAS and UCC
Independent Study and Internship: CCAS and UCC
Departmental Honors Program: CCAS and UCC
Teacher Certification in English: CCAS and UCC
Graduate Courses for Undergraduate Credit: CCAS and UCC
Dual-Degree Program
Courses (English Literature 350)
Courses (American Literature 352)
Courses (Film 354)
Courses (Journalism 570)
Courses (Linguistics 615)
Courses (Writing 989)
European Studies 310
Finance 390
Fine Arts (Art 080, Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Speech 950; Theater Arts 965)
French 420
Geology 460
German 470
Health Sciences 499
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Honors College 525
Human Resource Management 533
International Studies 549
Journalism 570
Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Minor
Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine
Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Religion 840
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Social Work 910
Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920)
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Statistics 960
Student-Proposed Majors and Minors 555
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Speech 950, Theater Arts 965)
Urban Studies 975
Women's and Gender Studies 988
World Languages and Cultures (French 420, German 470, Italian 560, Spanish 940)
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2018 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses English (English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Writing 989) Courses (Writing 989)  

Courses (Writing 989)

50:989:200 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.
50:989:300 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.
50:989:301 The Art of Revision (W) (3) Intensive practice in composing and revising texts with an emphasis on developing audience awareness and a clear, fluidstyle. Formerly The Art of Writing.
50:989:302 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.
50:989:303 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.
50:989:304 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.
50:989:305 Introduction to Creative Writing (3) Introduction to the writer's craft that surveys available genres of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
50:989:306 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.
50:989:307 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.
50:989:308 The Personal Essay (3) Writing workshop focusing on the use of personal autobiographical material.
50:989:309 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.
50:989:310 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.
50:989:311 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.
50:989:312 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.

50:989:313 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 nonprofit sector.
50:989:314 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.
50:989:315 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.
50:989:316 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.
50:989:317 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.
50:989:390 Special Topics in Writing (W) (3) Course with a specific genre of writing as chosen by the instructor.
50:989:401,402 Advanced Writing (3,3) Advanced instruction and practice in expository, scientific, technical, or business writing.
50:989:403,404 Advanced Creative Writing (3,3) Advanced work in creative writing.
50:989:407,408 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.
50:989:461 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.
50:989:463 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.
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