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Accounting 010
Africana Studies 014
American History 512
American Literature 352
Anthropology 070
Art 080
Art History 082
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biology, Computational and Integrative 121
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
Economics 220
Engineering Transfer 005
English and Communication (Communication 192, English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Rhetoric 842, Writing 989)
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
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Courses (Communication 192)
Courses (English Literature 350)
Courses (American Literature 352)
Courses (Film 354)
Courses (Journalism 570)
Courses (Linguistics 615)
Courses (Rhetoric 842)
Courses (Writing 989)
Finance 390
Forensic Science 412
French 420
Gender Studies 443
Geology 460
German 470
Global Studies 480
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
Individualized Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Minor
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Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Management Science and Information Systems 623
Marketing 630
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Spanish 940
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Teacher Education 964
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World Languages and Cultures (French 420, German 470, Global Studies 480, Spanish 940)
Urban Studies 975
Visual, Media, and Performing Arts (Art 080; Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Theater Arts 965)
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  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2023 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses English and Communication (Communication 192, English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Rhetoric 842, Writing 989) Courses (Writing 989)  

Courses (Writing 989)

50:989:100 English Composition I for Nonnative Speakers (R) (3) Equivalent to Writing 101 with additional support for nonnative speakers of English.
50:989:101 English Composition I (R) (3) Introduction to academic writing, including analysis, argument, and multimodal composing. The first course in a two-course composition requirement.
50:989:102 English Composition II (R) (3) Instruction in academic writing focused on research-based argument. The second course in a two-course composition requirement. Prerequisite: 50:989:101.
50:989:108 Writing Lab for Nonnative Speakers (R) (1) A 1-credit lab supplementing writing instruction for nonnative speakers of English with practice in reading, grammar, and mechanics. A requirement for students in Composition I for nonnative speakers.
50:989:109 Writing Lab (R) (1) A 1-credit lab supplementing writing instruction with practice in reading, grammar and mechanics. A requirement for students in L sections of Composition I on the basis of a placement test.
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 (3) Intensive study and practice in the rhetoric of argument; emphasis on composing persuasive texts addressing the public on a range of issues.
50:989:301 The Art of Revision (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.
50:989:302 Technical Communication (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.
50:989:303 Business Writing (3) Intensive study and practice in organizational communication; emphasis on workplace genres including correspondence, reports, presentations, and employment documents.
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.
50:989:305 Introduction to Creative Writing (3) Introduction to the writer's craft that surveys available genres of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Prerequisite: 50:989:102.
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 (3) Get ready to head into 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 (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 (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 (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. Prerequisite: 50:989:102.
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 (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.
50:989:318 Methods of Fiction (3) A workshop designed for every writer--from novice to well-practiced--interested in strengthening his or her short stories and novels. We will investigate the foundations of fiction: character, plot, dialogue, and setting, and practice by submitting our own short works. We will complement our writing with the discussion of memorable contemporary short stories. Prerequisite: 50:989:102.
50:989:319 Web Design and Information Architecture (3) This course will lead students through the process of designing websites, with a special emphasis on the careful organization of information to maximize both usability and accessibility. Beginning with an examination of best practices in HTML markup, the course will then move into discussion of strategies for page layout and design and the attendant CSS code required to realize students' designs. Other course topics will include usability testing and best practices in typographic design. The course will conclude with a brief foray into the development of interactive page elements with JavaScript.
50:989:390 Special Topics in Writing (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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