Writing Courses


ENG-W131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I (3 cr)

W131 teaches skills of critical reading, thinking, and writing to help students meaningfully engage artifacts, events, and issues in our world. The course builds students’ abilities to read written and cultural texts critically; to analyze those texts in ways that engage both students’ own experiences and the perspectives of others; and to write about those texts for a range of audiences and purposes as a means of participating in broader conversations. Assignments emphasize the analysis and synthesis of sources in making and developing claims.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters.

ENG-W230 Science Writing (3 cr)

Instruction in preparing scientific reports, proposals, visuals, and research projects with instruction in CBE documentation and style.
Offered spring semesters.

ENG-W231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr)

To develop research and writing skills requisite for most academic and professional activities. Emphasis on methods of research, organization, and writing techniques useful in preparing reviews, critical bibliographies, research and technical reports, proposals and papers.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters.

  • Prerequisites: ENG-W131 (with a grade of C or better)

ENG-W270 Argumentative Writing (3 cr)

Offers instruction and practice in writing argumentative essays about complicated and controversial issues. The course focuses on strategies identifying issues, assessing claims, locating evidence, deciding on a position, and writing papers with clear assertions and convincing arguments.
Offered fall and spring semesters.

  • Prerequisites: ENG-W131 (with a grade of C or better)


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