Academic Writing (Honors) – with Service Learning

WRT 109 - Academic Writing (Honors) - with Service Learning

MySlice Info:

Term: Fall 2019
Class #: 12698
Section: M240
Credits: 3


Counts toward:
Dept Hum, Civic Engagement

Course Time(s):
TuTh 11:00am-12:20pm


Course Description:

Student writers investigate and design writing processes and practice an array of informal writing strategies that strengthen learning and composing. They sharpen their critical edges as readers, writers, and thinkers. The studio classroom forms an active intellectual community collaboratively pursuing a common topic of inquiry by unraveling complex texts, arguing relevant issues, and researching key problems. Born out of this work is students’ keen sense of themselves as developing writers within the University, writers who are skilled at assessing and revising their writing both in and outside the studio classroom.

This section will include service learning opportunities. Service learning sections require 20‐25 hours of community work at local not‐for‐profit agencies, many of which are located on or near campus (a car is not a requirement for community service). The Writing Program works with the University’s Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service to provide placements that are both interesting to the students and meaningful to the work of the writing course. The community work students do is part of the course work, not ʺextra work,ʺ and is fully integrated into reading assignments and class discussions, as well as the writing that students do for the course.