Writing

Courses

WRIT 210 [WI] The Peer Reader in Context 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on reading and writing practices. Students engage in autobiographical explorations and examine writing center theory and practice. After successful completion, students may apply to become a Drexel Writing Center Peer Reader.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (ENGL 101 [Min Grade: C] and ENGL 102 [Min Grade: C])

WRIT 220 [WI] Creative Nonfiction Writing 3.0 Credits

A writing workshop in which in which students will read and write nonfiction; emphasis is placed on experimenting with different forms as the personal essay, literary journalism, nature writing, science writing and editing and preparing manuscripts for publication. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

WRIT 225 [WI] Creative Writing 3.0 Credits

A workshop course in composing imaginative forms of personal expression, including poems, short stories, plays, and personal essays. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

WRIT 301 [WI] Writing Poetry 3.0 Credits

A writing workshop in which students will read and write poetry; emphasis is placed on experimenting with different forms of poetry, editing, and manuscript preparations for publication. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

WRIT 302 Writing Fiction 3.0 Credits

A creative writing workshop course focusing on fiction. Students read and write short stories. Students develop skills by creating complete fictional works and critiquing the work of other students. Emphasis placed on narrative structure, prose style, pacing, voice and tone, appropriate material, character, plot, description, dialogue, and editing.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

WRIT 303 Writing Humor and Comedy 3.0 Credits

A creative writing course focusing on humor and comedy. Students read and write satire, essays, social commentary and special forms. Students develop skills by creating complete works and critiquing the work of other students. Emphasis is placed on writing for specific audiences, narrative structure, prose style and editing.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

WRIT 304 [WI] Special Topics in Writing 3.0 Credits

A variable topics course in writing in which students will read and write in different genres, according to the specific topic (i.e., Writing Fiction; Joking, Comedy and Laughter: Memoir and Autobiography: Nature Writing); emphasis is places on editing and manuscript preparation for publication. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

WRIT 306 Writing About the Media 4.0 Credits

This course teaches students how to write about media events and artifacts (books, movies, theatre, music, etc.), both as individual works and in a larger cultural context. It also teaches them about the kinds of media outlets which publish reviews and the style of writing these outlets favor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 102 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D]) or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D]

WRIT 310 Literary Editing & Publication 3.0 Credits

A course focusing on the techniques of editing, copyediting, proofreading, graphic selection and placement, the development of qualitative standards in manuscript selection for literary texts as well as connecting useful editorial/publication practice and social concerns in the fields of literary production.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

WRIT 312 The Practice of Professional Writing 3.0 Credits

This seminar acquaints students with the broad spectrum of work in professional writing, including reading and discussion of assigned research on various aspects of writing, and panel discussions with guest speakers, experienced professional writers and managers who work writers. Students research a writing-related field or topic.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

WRIT 400 [WI] Writing in Cyberspace 4.0 Credits

Students explore the world of cyberspace, learning about cyberpunk, hyperfiction and the literary theory related to them, operating in a MOO, and developing a website for a specific audience. Students consider these online environments critically and reflect on their significance. No previous computer experience required.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore

WRIT 405 Internship in Literary Publishing 2.0 Credits

Internship in Literary Publishing offers students practical experience in journal publication. One such example is Painted Bride Quarterly, which is produced both electronically and in print.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 6 credits
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

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