Writing (WRTG)

Courses

WRTG A080 Basic Writing & Reading 3-4 Credits

Introduces college writing and reading skills. Develops sentences, paragraphs and short essays. Introduces strategies for effective revision. Enhances reading comprehension and vocabulary for academic reading.
Registration Restrictions: Appropriate score on placement test or departmental approval.

WRTG A090 Writing & Reading Strategies 3-4 Credits

Develops college writing and reading strategies. Reviews sentence and paragraph structure as part of the development of essays. Emphasizes revision techniques for essays and critical reading in academic texts.
Registration Restrictions: If prerequisite is not satisfied, appropriate score on placement test or departmental approval is required.

Prerequisites: WRTG A080 with a minimum grade of C.

WRTG A092 English Skills Lab 1-2 Credits

Provides individualized and/or group instruction to improve basic reading and writing skills for academic purposes. Focuses on skill development to increase vocabulary and to improve reading comprehension & fluency, grammar, punctuation, and word choice. Includes guided practice in reading strategies and incorporates writing strategies for revising, editing, and proofreading.
Registration Restrictions: Appropriate score on English placement test or departmental approval.

WRTG A110 Introduction to College Writing 3 Credits

Prepares students for WRTG A111. Emphasizes composition of essays for academic writing. Includes critical reading, analysis and integration of sources to enhance students' writing. Practices revising and editing to improve clarity, coherence and purpose.
Registration Restrictions: If prerequisite is not satisfied, appropriate score on placement test or departmental approval is required.

Prerequisites: WRTG A090 with a minimum grade of C.

WRTG A111 Writing Across Contexts 3 Credits

An introduction to writing strategies and processes for reading and responding to rhetorical situations across a variety of public and academic contexts.

Prerequisites: ENGL A109 with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A110 with a minimum grade of C or (Accuplacer-Reading Comp with a score of 080 and Accuplacer-Sentence Skills with a score of 090) or Accuplacer-Sum AASS + AARC with a score of 170 or SAT Critical Reading Score with a score of 530 or SAT Verbal Score with a score of 530 or Enhanced ACT English with a score of 22 or ACT English with a score of 22.

Attributes: UAA Written Communication GER.

WRTG A211 Writing and the Humanities 3 Credits

Introduces what writing is and does and how people learn to do it in the humanities, with a focus on the disciplinary questions, methods and reasoning that shape the genres and writing practices in the field.

Prerequisites: WRTG A111 with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A1W with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A2W with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A3W with a minimum grade of C or SAT Critical Reading Score with a score of 620 or SAT Verbal Score with a score of 620 or Enhanced ACT English with a score of 30 or Original ACT English with a score of 30 or DSST 301 Prin of Adv Eng Comp with a score of 400.

Attributes: UAA Written Communication GER.

WRTG A212 Writing and the Professions 3 Credits

An introduction to what writing is and does and how people learn to do it in the professions, with a focus on the disciplinary questions, methods and reasoning that shape the genres and writing practices in the field.
Registration Restrictions: If prerequisite is not satisfied, appropriate SAT, ACT or AP scores or approved UAA placement test is required.

Prerequisites: WRTG A111 with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A1W with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A2W with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A3W with a minimum grade of C or SAT Critical Reading Score with a score of 620 or SAT Verbal Score with a score of 620 or Enhanced ACT English with a score of 30 or Original ACT English with a score of 30 or DSST 301 Prin of Adv Eng Comp with a score of 400.

Attributes: UAA Written Communication GER.

WRTG A213 Writing and the Sciences 3 Credits

An introduction to what writing is and does and how people learn to do it in the sciences, with a focus on the disciplinary questions, methods and reasoning that shape the genres and writing practices in the field.

Prerequisites: WRTG A111 with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A1W with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A2W with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A3W with a minimum grade of C or SAT Critical Reading Score with a score of 620 or SAT Verbal Score with a score of 620 or Enhanced ACT English with a score of 30 or Original ACT English with a score of 30 or DSST 301 Prin of Adv Eng Comp with a score of 400.

Attributes: UAA Written Communication GER.

WRTG A214 Arguing Across Contexts 3 Credits

Instruction and practice in written research-supported arguments for a variety of audiences, with an emphasis on rhetorical strategies across a variety of public and academic contexts.

Prerequisites: WRTG A111 with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A1W with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A2W with a minimum grade of C or WRTG A3W with a minimum grade of C or SAT Critical Reading Score with a score of 620 or SAT Verbal Score with a score of 620 or Enhanced ACT English with a score of 30 or Original ACT English with a score of 30 or DSST 301 Prin of Adv Eng Comp with a score of 400.

Attributes: UAA Written Communication GER.