First-Year Writing Courses

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS FOR FIRST-YEAR WRITING COURSES

 

UWRT 1104: WRITING AND INQUIRY IN ACADEMIC CONTEXTS (I AND II) WITH STUDIO (4 CREDIT HOURS)

In this hybrid course, students learn to analyze and compose a variety of texts and use a range of technologies, adapting language and style for particular audiences, contexts, and purposes.  They develop flexible composing strategies; locate and evaluate primary and secondary research; and deepen engagement with source material, their own ideas, and the ideas of others in order to strengthen claims and solidify logical arguments. One 4-hour hybrid course: UWRT 1104 in the fall or spring of your first year. (4 credit hours) (3 hours face-to-face and 1 hour online instruction). UWRT code: WR04

Grading Method: Grades are derived primarily from portfolios that include work generated throughout the term.

UWRT 1103: WRITING AND INQUIRY IN ACADEMIC CONTEXTS (I AND II) (3 CREDIT HOURS)

Students write extensively as they explore literacy and writing.  They engage critically with the opinions and voices of others while developing an extended inquiry project that integrates materials from varied sources and includes writing in multiple genres.  Students write, revise, edit, and reflect on their writing with the support of the teacher and peers.  Students also immerse themselves in a conversation about a topic through reading, questioning, and process writing.  Students learn to distinguish rhetorical contexts, practice different conventions, and develop positions in relation to research.  They also adopt digital technologies to network, compose, and/or critique and disseminate their work. One 3-hour face-to-face course: UWRT 1103 in the fall or spring of your first year. (3 credit hours) UWRT code: WR03

Grading Method: Grades are derived primarily from portfolios that include work generated throughout the term.