Writing   (WRIT)

Faculty of Arts and Science

Writing 0520

Preparation for Academic Reading and Writing

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Preparation for reading and writing at a university level. Students will learn strategies for critical reading and analysis, summary, persuasion, source evaluation, research writing, and editing.

Prerequisite(s):Admission to the Indigenous Student Success Cohort

Equivalent:Writing 0500 (prior to 2016/2017)

Lib Ed Req:Fine Arts and Humanities

Writing 1000

Introduction to Academic Writing

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Using a genre-based, writing-across-the-curriculum approach, this course addresses the range of skills that students need to be successful academic readers and writers across the disciplines in the modern research university. This includes practice related to the techniques of summary, citation, analysis, synthesis, academic argumentation, revision, scholarly research, and academic writing conventions.

Mutually Exclusive:
Writing 1200

Substantially Similar:
Writing 1200;
Writing 1850 (Writing for Engineering Students) (prior to 2019/2020)

Lib Ed Req:Fine Arts and Humanities

Writing 1200

Writing for Engineering Students

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Effective written and oral communication. Focus on fundamental writing skills, including building effective sentences and paragraphs, and on clear communication across a range of genres and media used in academic and professional contexts, including correspondence and presentations. Principles of information gathering, analysis, and citation.

Prerequisite(s):Admission to the Engineering Program

Mutually Exclusive:
Writing 1000

Equivalent:Writing 1850 (Writing for Engineering Students) (prior to 2019/2020)

Substantially Similar:
Writing 1000

Lib Ed Req:Fine Arts and Humanities

Writing 2000

Writing in the Disciplines (Series)

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Theoretical and practical instruction in writing across the various disciplines and discourse communities that comprise the university. Offerings will depend upon faculty availability and will explore issues related to research and professional writing and rhetoric in a particular discipline.

Prerequisite(s):Writing 1000

Lib Ed Req:Fine Arts and Humanities

Writing 3000/Liberal Education 3000

Writing in the Modern Research University

Credit hours: 3.00

Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Exploration of the pivotal role writing plays in the modern research university in the construction of the social roles and identities of academics and of academic knowledge itself; the idea of ‘disciplinarity’; the different disciplines in the modern research university; and the different ways these disciplines view research, value types of knowledge, understand the role of the researcher in knowledge-making, and work with the challenges of translating that knowledge for non-expert use. Special attention will also be paid to academic writing as a tool used to exclude or marginalize certain knowledges, and the role of writing in Indigenizing the university and in making the university a more ethical, inclusive research space.

Prerequisite(s):Writing 1000 AND
Liberal Education 1000

Lib Ed Req:Fine Arts and Humanities