Research and Writing (Honors)

WRT 209 - Research and Writing (Honors)

MySlice Info:

Term: Spring 2014
Class #: 35808
Section: M080
Credits: 3


Counts toward:
Dept Hum, Civic Engagement

Course Time(s):
MW 12:45 - 2:05 pm |T TH 11:00 am - 12:20 pm


Course Description:

This course builds on the skills and practices of WRT 109 by doing critical research and emphasizing composing in conversation with sources from the library and online as well as from interviews and experience. Students do individual and collaborative researched writing projects, and they use writing and research to explore the world, make claims, and persuade audiences. One section (see above) 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 "extra work," and is fully integrated into reading assignments and class discussions, as well as the writing that students do for the course. Academic credit is given for WRT 205 or WRT 209, but not both..


Academic credit is given for WRT 205 or WRT 209, but not both.