Fall 2014

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
WRPG 101-01 U.S. Research Writing for International Students
Instructor: Lisa Wolff
Course Description:
Reinforcing and extending skills taught in First-Year Seminar, this course explains American academic discourse to international students by examining the forms, conventions, and expectations of American academic writing. Students will practice the research and writing processes, analyze the choices American writers make in organization and argument, and improve their word choice and sentence structure. One-half credit. Offered every year.
0930:TR   ALTHSE 207
WRPG 101-02 U.S. Research Writing for International Students
Instructor: Lisa Wolff
Course Description:
Reinforcing and extending skills taught in First-Year Seminar, this course explains American academic discourse to international students by examining the forms, conventions, and expectations of American academic writing. Students will practice the research and writing processes, analyze the choices American writers make in organization and argument, and improve their word choice and sentence structure. One-half credit. Offered every year.
1500:TF   ALTHSE 207
WRPG 211-03 Writing in and for Digital Environments
Instructor: Sarah Kersh
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 212-03. In this course, students will think about the stakes of writing in a range of digital environmentsblogs, online forums, personal collections (pinterest, tumblr, twitter, facebook, etc), as well as the politics and history of publishing, copyright, and the public domain. In addition, students will examine archives and the responsibility of holdings within a library or other institution. Finally, students will learn the technical skills to create a class website as they consider writing across different environments.
1030:TR   EASTC 312
WRPG 211-04 Writing About Nature
Instructor: B Ashton Nichols
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENGL 212-04. This course is designed to improve your skills as a writer of expository prose by emphasizing the genre of nature writing. We will concentrate on a variety of writing problems and techniques, emphasizing specific skills necessary to a wide range of writing tasks: description, summary, narration, argumentation, analysis, and interpretation. In all cases, our focus will be on the natural world and human connections to that world. Discussions of essay reading assignments will be supplemented by workshop sessions and individual tutorials. Students will have the opportunity to critique work by their classmates and to compare their own essays to works by nature writers of the past two centuries. The course aims to concentrate your attention on the precise stylistic details that lead to effective writing.
1500:MR   TOME 227