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 215 [WI] Story Medicine 3.0 Credits

Students go to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to perform in the Ryan Seacrest T.V. studio. Students host, write scripts and lead imagination activities for patients. Students will also write fiction. Subjects covered include: character, plot, setting, and sensory writing. All exercises are suitable for beginning and intermediate fiction writers.

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

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 226 Writing in Public Spaces 3.0 Credits

This introductory-level creative writing course asks students to write descriptively about objects in museums and public spaces around the city. The class meets mostly in public spaces. The last two classes will be held on campus to workshop the short stories we will produce over the term.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 6 credits
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D]

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 [WI] 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 305 Life is Beautiful 3.0 Credits

This community partnership course links memoir with life, story-telling, and dying. Specifically, the course partners students with local hospice patients to co-create a life-story for the patient and his or her family. Students learn interviewing, listening, and writing techniques as well as skills in analysis and presentation. Additionally, the course facilitates interactions with the community and helps students to see themselves as linked to a community outside of college.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 12 credits

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 [WI] Writing for Target Audiences 3.0 Credits

This course is structured as a writing workshop in which students will read and write in various rhetorical modes; emphasis is placed on experimenting with different forms such as review, proposal,and feature article writing as well as how to target various publications and therefore, various audiences. Students will read, discuss, and deconstruct published examples of many rhetorical modes, then write their own. Students will develop interview, review, research and persuasive writing skills.

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 Publishing 3.0 Credits

Internship in Publishing offers students practical experience in the publishing industry through the Drexel Publishing Group. Students work on The 33rd, (an academic journal); 5027mac.org (an online news and culture blog); and Painted Bride Quarterly (a literary magazine).

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 12 credits
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A]

WRIT I199 Independent Study in WRIT 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

WRIT I299 Independent Study in WRIT 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

WRIT I399 Independent Study in WRIT 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

WRIT I499 Independent Study in WRIT 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

WRIT T180 Special Topics in Writing 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

WRIT T280 Special Topics in Writing 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

WRIT T380 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

WRIT T480 Special Topics in Writing 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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