ENG-W 100 Developmental Composition (3 cr.)
P: Placement according to the IU Southeast English Placement Process. Emphasizes writing paragraphs and larger compositions; learning and practicing forms of academic writing; developing varied sentence structure; review of mechanics and usage. This is a student development course, and credit does not apply toward a degree.

ENG-W 130 Principles of Composition (3 cr.)
P: Placement according to the IU Southeast English Placement Process. For students who need a semester of writing instruction before taking ENG-W 131. Practice in writing papers for a variety of purposes and audiences. Attention to sentence and paragraph structure.

ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
P: Placement according to the IU Southeast English Placement Process. Engagement with the writing process, from brainstorming to drafting to peer editing to proofreading. Focuses on language use, strategies of organization, handling of primary and secondary evidence (a short research essay is required).

ENG-W 203 Creative Writing (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. Exploratory course in writing in which students write both poetry and fiction. Taught as a workshop. May be repeated once for credit. May not be counted twice for the major.

ENG-W 207 Introduction to Fiction Writing (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. An introduction to the techniques and principles of fiction writing. Written assignments, workshop discussions of student work in progress, seminar study of classic and contemporary examples of the genre.

ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher or equivalent. To develop writing skills requisite for most professional activities. Emphasis on methods of research, organization, and writing techniques useful in preparing business and professional memos, letters, reports, and proposals.

ENG-W 234 Technical Report Writing (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. Instruction in preparing engineering and other technical proposals and reports, with an introduction to the use of graphics.

ENG-W 250 Writing in Context (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. A course designed to provide a subject-matter context for reading, writing, and research assignments of increasing complexity. Topics of general interest (e.g., autobiography, nature writing, science and society, teacher and child, American business, prison life, etc.) vary from section to section.

ENG-W 270 Argumentative Writing (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. Offers instruction and practice in writing argumentative essays about complicated and controversial issues. The course focuses on strategies for identifying issues, assessing claims, locating evidence, deciding on a position, and writing papers with clear assertion and convincing arguments.

ENG-W 290 Writing in the Arts and Sciences (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. An introduction to academic writing as a means of discovery and record. Study of and practice in the procedures, conventions, and terminology of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Research-intensive.

ENG-W 300 Writing for Teachers (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. The study of writing in relation to the teaching of writing in the schools. Students will evaluate their own writing strengths and weakness and complete a series of writing assignments meant to improve their writing skills. Additionally, students will read current, selected works in composition theory and learn how to apply their new understandings about writing to various teaching situations.

ENG-W 301 Writing Fiction (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W203. May be repeated once for credit. May not be counted twice for the major.

ENG-W 303 Writing Poetry (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 203. May be repeated once for credit. May not be counted twice for the major.

ENG-W 311 Writing Creative Nonfiction (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 203 or submission of acceptable manuscripts to instructor in advance of registration. Writing workshop in such modes as personal essay, autobiography, or documentary. May be repeated once. May not be counted twice for the major.

ENG-W 315 Writing for the Web (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. This course introduces students to new forms of writing (beyond word processing and desktop publishing) made possible by computers - hypertext, electronic mail, and computer conferencing - and explores what impact these forms will have on literacy skills for writers and readers of such computer-delivered texts.

ENG-W 350 Advanced Expository Writing (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher or equivalent. Close examination of assumptions, choices, and techniques that go into a student's own writing and the writing of others.

ENG-W 364 Publications Management (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. Examines the writing process from the perspective of the manager who supervises the writing of texts that become products: books, newsletters, websites, etc. It explores the document production process, focusing on design, desktop publishing, web publishing, and the stages of writing project management.

ENG-W 395 Individual Study of Writing (1-3 cr.)
P: Consent of instructor. Exercise in the study of written expression and communication in informative, persuasive, or imaginative writing. May be repeated once for credit. May not be counted twice for the major.

ENG-W 401 Advanced Fiction Writing (3 cr.)
P: 6 credit hours in ENG-W 203, ENG-W 301, or submission of acceptable manuscripts to instructor in advance of registration. May be repeated once for credit. May not be counted twice for the major.

ENG-W 403 Advanced Poetry Writing (3 cr.)
P: 6 credit hours in ENG-W 203, ENG-W 303, or submission of acceptable manuscripts to instructor in advance of registration. May be repeated once for credit. May not be counted twice for the major.

ENG-W 405 Writing Prose Nonfiction (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 290 with a grade of C or higher. A writing workshop in nonfiction prose. Students complete an extended inquiry project (estimated 15 pages) and a reflective essay on themselves as writers, specific topics to be approved by the instructor. Intensive daily participation and interactive peer review of work in progress.

ENG-W 411 Directed Writing (1-3 cr.)
Description of project as assigned by instructor consenting to direct it. Individual critical projects worked out with faculty member. Credit varies with scope of the project.

ENG-W 420 Argumentative Writing (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 131 with a grade of C or higher. Presents argument as a process of inquiry. Applies critical and creative thinking to analyzing and composing effective argument. Addresses contexts and ideologies as a component of audience receptivity to ideas. Writers form and test ideas from pluralistic perspectives on controversial issues about which reasonable people disagree, including culture-sensitive issues such as gender, race, ethnicity, etc.

ENG-W 490 Writing Seminar (3 cr.)
P: ENG-W 290 and ENG-W 350 or W 420; and at least one other writing course. A capstone writing seminar for English writing concentration majors. Students will produce a major research-based project in nonfiction prose that will be presented in a public forum (such as a student research conference) or that contains another applied learning component to be approved by the instructor.

ENG-W 500 Teaching Composition: Issues and Approaches (4 cr.)
P: Graduate standing. Consideration of fundamental issues in the teaching of writing and the major approaches to composition instruction. Specific topics include teaching intervention and revision, diagnosing errors, teaching style and organization, making assignments, and evaluating student writing.

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