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Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

WRIT
Writing


WRIT 080   	BUILDING BASIC WRITING SKILLS  

WRIT 095   	DEVELOPMENTAL WRITING 

WRIT 101W  	COLLEGE WRITING I 

WRIT 104  	WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS

WRIT 122  	INTRO TO BUSINESS WRITING

WRIT 201   	COLLEGE WRITING II

WRIT 205      INTRODUCTION TO WRITING STUDIES

WRIT 221  	INTERMEDIATE TECH WRITING 

WRIT 292  	INDEPENDENT STUDY 

WRIT 326  	ADVANCED COMPOSITION

WRIT 328  	CREATIVE WRITING

WRIT 371      DIGITAL RHETORICS AND MULTIMODAL WRITING

WRIT 372      SCIENCE WRITING FOR POPULAR NON-FICTION  

WRIT 373      NEWS & PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING  

WRIT 428  	ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING

WRIT 429  	PROFESSIONAL WRITING 

WRIT 490R 	UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

WRIT 491  	SPECIAL TOPICS

WRIT 492  	INDEPENDENT STUDY 

WRIT 494      SEMINAR:WRITING RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

WRIT 498  	INTERNSHIP

Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

WRIT 080 BUILDING BASIC WRITING SKILLS
F 4 cr. LEC 4
-- Building Basic Writing Skills introduces students to critical reading practices by focusing on textual analysis of non-fiction works and to writing for academic purposes by focusing on the development of the paragraph. The course also provides, in the context of writing, a review and reinforcement of principles of English grammar and punctuation associated with successful college-level writing. The goal of this course is to develop confidence and the ability to write clear and effective paragraphs and to read college-level texts. Offered by Gallatin College Programs.

WRIT 095 DEVELOPMENTAL WRITING
F,S 4 cr. LEC 4
-- Developmental Writing introduces students to critical reading practices within thematic non-fiction, fosters students' critical thinking based on textual analysis, and encourages questioning and exploration. Composing paragraphs and short essays provides a review and reinforcement of principles of English grammar and punctuation associated with successful college-level writing. Confidence and ability to write clear and effective sentences are assumed. Offered by Gallatin College Programs.

WRIT 101W COLLEGE WRITING I
F,S,Su 3 cr. RCT 3
-- Studies in the discovery and written expression of ideas, stressing organization, support, audience awareness, clarity, and persuasive presentation. Taught around a particular topic or theme varying with each offering.

WRIT 104 WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS
F 2 cr.
-- This course reviews the basic elements of grammar and language arts skills in business writing. Emphasis is placed on writing business letters, memos, emails, and reports for a variety of business applications as well as giving oral presentations. Letters of application and resumes are also covered.

WRIT 122 INTRO TO BUSINESS WRITING
S 3 cr.
-- Introduces students to important types and strategies of business writing and provides opportunities to apply those types and strategies.  This course provides instruction in the preparation of business memos, letters, reports, oral presentations, and computer-assisted writing in business contexts.

WRIT 201 COLLEGE WRITING II
F,S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101W.
-- Study and practice of strategies and devices of expository and argumentative prose. Builds upon writing skills learned in WRIT 101.

WRIT 205 INTRODUCTION TO WRITING STUDIES
F 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101 or equivalent.
-- Overviews the Writing Option and the field of Writing Studies, its areas and methods of inquiry, and questions and issues of interest to writers an writing researchers and theorists from historical, cultural, social and psychological perspectives.

WRIT 221 INTERMEDIATE TECH WRITING
F,S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101W.
-- Focuses on kinds of writing done in technical or business environments: business letters, proposals, formal reports, technical presentations, user manuals, etc. Prepares students for technical writing in a range of disciplines and with attention to the social implications of technology.

WRIT 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

WRIT 326 ADVANCED COMPOSITION
F 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 201 or WRIT 221.
-- Advanced composition with attention to research writing, academic standards of evidence, logic, and development of style.

WRIT 328 CREATIVE WRITING
F,S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101 and junior standing and consent of instructor.
-- Beginning exploration, through workshops, discussions, and readings, of creative writing techniques in genres that might include fiction, poetry, play writing, autobiographical writing, or creative nonfiction.

WRIT 371 DIGITAL RHETORICS AND MULTIMODAL WRITING
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing or consent of instructor.
-- Covers topics concerned with rhetoric and writing in digital environments. Students will study theories, principles, and techniques of writing in blended modes and alternative (usually electronic) genres, e.g., web writing and other digital formats that integrate alphabetic-print, image, and audio texts.

WRIT 372 SCIENCE WRITING FOR POPULAR NON-FICTION
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101 and one IS, RS, RN, or CS Core course; and by enrollment in the English major or Writing minor, or by consent of the instrcutor.
-- Study of science journalism and nonfiction that reports scientific research to non-specialist audiences. Students will study research, reporting, and narrative writing techniques and consider ethical challenges and industry practices in professional science writing.

WRIT 373 NEWS & PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING
S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 101 and enrollment in English major or Writing minor, or consent of instructor.
-- Familiarizes students with the professional news and public relations writing environment. In writing breaking and feature news stories and press releases, students will master processes by which written information is disseminated to the public, both through news media and government and corporate public information operations.

WRIT 428 ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING
S,F 3 cr. RCT 3. Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 328 and consent of instructor.
-- Continuing exploration of creative writing in which experienced writers act as an audience for each other through workshops, discussions, and readings. Emphasis on techniques in a particular genre, such as fiction, poetry, play writing, autobiographical writing, or creative nonfiction.

WRIT 429 PROFESSIONAL WRITING
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: WRIT 201 or WRIT 221.
-- Intended for students who already have considerable skill and experience in expository writing. Focuses on professional writing designed to be read by the general public or a specialized audience.

WRIT 476 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 1 - 12 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department chair.
-- An individual assignment arranged with an agency, business or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

WRIT 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1-6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

WRIT 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department chair.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis. May not be used in lieu of another required course in the English curriculum.

WRIT 494 SEMINAR:WRITING RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
F,S 3 cr. SEM 3
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing and consent of instructor.
-- Senior capstone course for writing majors. Integration and assessment of students' cumulative experiences as English writing majors. Offered alternately as Research in Writing and Rhetoric, emphasizing expository writing and scholarly practice; Critique and Publication, emphasizing creative writing. Restricted entry.

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