WRTG 311

Writing about the Arts and Humanities

English College of Humanities

Course Description

Writing for both academic and mass audiences about the functions, meanings, values, and qualities of art and the humanities. Library research paper.

When Taught

All Semesters/Terms

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

First-year writing, junior or senior status.

Note

Carries GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication credit.

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Process

Learning Outcome

Employ informed and flexible processes for writing and speaking, including creating and/or finding ideas, evidence, and data to write about; planning and drafting; revising; editing; and designing or presenting a message so that it is successfully understood by a specified audience.

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Structure

Learning Outcome

Write coherent and unified texts, including effective introductions, clear thesis statements, supporting details, transitions, and strong conclusions.

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Rhetorical Situation

Learning Outcome

Use various methods of invention, organization, and style to adapt written and oral forms of communication to a specific rhetorical situation.

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Sources

Learning Outcome

Utilize the library and electronic resources to locate relevant information, assess its reliability and usefulness, and effectively and ethically incorporate it into their own writing by following an appropriate style of documentation.

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Style

Learning Outcome

Write in a correct, clear, and graceful prose style.

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Peer Revision

Learning Outcome

Effectively evaluate and comment on the writing of others to facilitate revision.

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Audience

Learning Outcome

Write and speak effectively about the arts to academic and general audiences and for a variety of purposes.

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Critical Reading

Learning Outcome

Critically read and evaluate different artistic mediums as well as scholarship in the humanities.