Courses

ENC 1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing 3 Credits

The principal elements of writing clearly, efficiently and effectively. ENC 1101 also focuses on writing logical arguments, building research skills and developing critical thinking through reading, writing and discussion. (C) (WR)

General Education - Composition
WR6

ENC 1102 Argument and Persuasion 3 Credits

Writing techniques and forms of argument in a range of disciplines. For their major writing assignment in this course, students will write an extensively researched and well-documented research paper, learning professional and academic writing conventions and developing their critical thinking skills. (C) (WR)

Prereq: ENC 1101

General Education - Composition
WR6

ENC 2305 Analytical Writing and Thinking 3 Credits

Advances students critical thinking and writing skills beyond first-year composition. With wide-ranging themes in areas such as languages, political science, anthropology or biology, this course exposes students to the advanced analytical techniques and communication strategies that professors in all disciplines expect them to know. (C) (WR)

Prereq: ENC 1101 or ENC 1102

General Education - Composition
WR6

ENC 3246 Professional Communication for Engineers 3 Credits

Students master a variety of communication strategies and genres of writing relevant to engineering, such as composing email, memos, letters, technical descriptions, instructions, academic research reports and professional proposals. Students also respond to complex rhetorical situations, thus preparing for work in their professional communities. (C) (WR)

Prereq: ENC 1101 or ENC 1102

General Education - Composition
WR6

ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline 3 Credits

A communication course adjusted to a specific professional discipline, the discipline to be determined by need. Covers major elements of organizational communication with emphasis on composition of reports, proposals, letters and memos, manuals, and oral presentations. Course materials and assignments are relevant to the specific discipline. (C) (WR)

Prereq: ENC 1101 or ENC 1102

General Education - Composition
WR6

ENC 3453 Writing in the Health Professions 3 Credits

Designed to help students master a variety of communication strategies and genres of writing relevant to the health professions. Students learn to compose clear messages to professionals, patients, and the public, preparing them for upper-division courses and building a foundation for work in their professional communities.

Prereq: ENC 1101 or ENC 1102

General Education - Composition
WR6

ENC 3459 Writing in the Medical Sciences 3 Credits

Training in advanced literacy skills for medical practitioners, including the use of medical databases and the presentation of medical research to professional and lay audiences. Work in teams that are typical of medical practice to learn techniques for effective patient interaction. (C) (WR)

Prereq: ENC 1101 or ENC 1102

General Education - Composition
WR6

ENC 3464 Writing in the Social Sciences 3 Credits

Designed to help students master a variety of communication strategies and genres of writing relevant to the social sciences. Conducting original research, students learn the relationship between clear, simple prose and thoughtful social analysis. Students write literature reviews, develop methodologies, present results, analyze data, and draft graduate or internship applications.

Prereq: ENC 1101 or ENC 1102

General Education - Composition
WR6

ENC 3465 Writing in the Law 3 Credits

Designed to help students master a variety of communication strategies and genres of writing relevant to law, with special emphasis on legal reasoning and logic. Students write legal briefs, a legal memorandum, business correspondence, and law school applications and are introduced to legal research and moot court debate.

Prereq: ENC 1101 or ENC 1102

General Education - Composition
WR6

ENC 3466 Writing in the Communication Sciences 3 Credits

For communication science professionals who interact with audiences that range from school counselors to caregivers and colleagues, excellent writing an essential skill. Focus is on writing in graduate school and as practitioners: research-based reports, clinical documents, and career portfolios. (C) (WR)

Prereq: ENC 1101 or ENC 1102

General Education - Composition
WR6

ENC 3483 Writing in the Physical Sciences 3 Credits

Designed to improve writing skills necessary for success in the physical sciences, both in graduate school and the workplace. Investigating an area of special interest, students learn advanced library research, correct documentation, stylistic conventions for their major fields, and how to present research effectively. (C) (WR)

Prereq: ENC 1101 or ENC 1102

General Education - Composition
WR6

ENC 4458 Writing the Science Thesis 3 Credits

In this course, students learn to write an academic thesis and a publishable version of their research, preparing them for both academic and scientific audiences. Assignments include a literature review, thesis, research report, and conference poster. Frequent peer review prepares students for collaboration, a necessary skill in contemporary science.

Prereq: ENC 1102 with minimum grade of C

ENC 4905 Directed Independent Study in Rhetoric and Writing 1-3 Credits

Designed for the advanced student who wants to pursue in depth an area of study not provided in regularly offered courses. Independent study can involve independent reading or projects under faculty guidance.

Prereq: Permission of instructor

ENC 4930 Special Topics in Rhetoric and Writing 1-3 Credits

Designed to advance students' ability to write in specific genres and to develop their understanding of special topics related to the field. Specific sections will be tailored to the expertise of the faculty members teaching the course.

Prereq: completed 60 credits

ENG 1001 Modes of Inquiry 3 Credits

Strategies for dealing successfully with various media types common to the college experience (web-based, film, traditional readings, etc.). Through reading, writing, research and small group discussion, students will develop and refine reading, writing and speaking skills. Modes of Inquiry employ a cross-discipline approach so that student encounter reading and writing as it happens in the humanities, social sciences and business. Course also utilizes the electronic classroom, giving students the opportunity to polish computer skills and take advantage of online resources. The critical thinking, reading and writing skills learned in this course enhance the communications skills needed for a successful college career. (WR)

WR2

RED 1343 Reading and Writing Content Area 1-7 Credits

This one-hour course covers the fundamentals of beginning college writing and critical reading skills.