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2010-2011 Academic Year

Arts and Science Departments, Programs and Courses The Writing Centre Courses of Instruction


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The Writing Centre does not offer all of the courses listed in the Calendar every year. For the most up-to-date information on the availability of courses offered in the current year, check QCARD or consult with the Writing Centre.
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WRIT-075*/0.5 Effective Writing I
A study of the basic principles of academic writing, including a series of assignments that emphasize logical organization, stylistic clarity, and grammatical precision.
Offered only as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies.
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WRIT-175*/0.5 Effective Writing II 3L/S
An intensive study of the essay-writing process, from techniques of prewriting and outlining through revising for grammatical correctness and argumentative clarity, with particular emphasis on critical reading skills. Enrolment is limited.
Also offeredat the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
PREREQUISITE WRIT 075* or a 100-level course with a writing component, such as DRAM, ENGL, FILM, HIST, PHIL, POLS, SOCY, or permission of the instructor.
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WRIT-195*/0.5 Modular Writing
Organized around a menu of ten genres, this course can be tailored to individual interests. Students select five modules, ranging from the business memorandum to the literary review. Complementing the modules is a mandatory Grammar and Mechanics assessment.
Offered only as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies.
PREREQUISITE WRIT 075* or a 100-level course with a writing component, such as DRAM, ENGL, FILM, HIST, PHIL, POLS, SOCY, or permission of the instructor.
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WRIT-235/1.0 Writing in the Community 3L/S
An interdisciplinary course that employs a community service-learning model in order to develop specialized writing skills.Students will be actively involved in the completion of a writing project in the local community.Written and oral work will facilitate individual reflection on the writing process.Class time - consisting of lectures, discussions, workshops, and presentations - willencourage critical thinking, editing, and research skills. PREREQUISITE One of WRIT 075*, WRIT 175* or WRIT 195*, or permission of the instructor.
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WRIT-275*/0.5 Analytical Writing 3L
An interdisciplinary course on analytical writing, applying selected principles of rhetoric and linguistics. Collaborative exercises and peer-edited essays are supplemented by critical reading of diverse articles and narratives. Enrolment is limited. PREREQUISITE WRIT 175* or a comparable 100-level course.
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WRIT-295*/0.5 Literary Non-Fiction
A study of the essay as a literary form, including analysis of readings as well as a series of writing assignments. Complementing the assignments is a mandatory Grammar and Style component.
Offered only as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies.
PREREQUISITE WRIT 075* or a 100-level course with a writing component, such as DRAM, ENGL, FILM, HIST, PHIL, POLS, SOCY, or permission of the instructor.
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