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Writing (WRIT)


WRIT 094 PCE Non-Credit WRIT Course

CEUs: 0-6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Non-credit professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide condensed coursework to meet the needs of working students and professionals. These courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and OPI Renewal Units and are transcripted on the student’s continuing education transcript.

WRIT 095 Developmental Writing

Credits: 3

Term: (F, S)

Prerequisite: Qualifying placement score within the past 3 years.

Developmental Writing prepares students for college-level composition in WRIT 101. Writing paragraphs and short essays provides a review and reinforcement of principles of English grammar and punctuation associated with successful college-level writing. Confidence and ability to write clear and effective sentences are assumed.

WRIT 098 Accelerated Developmental Writ

Credits: 1

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Prerequisite: Qualifying placement score within the past 3 years.

Corequisite: WRIT 101

This course allows students who place into WRIT 095 Developmental Writing to complete their college writing requirements in one semester by enrolling concurrently in WRIT 098 Accelerated Developmental Writing and WRIT 101 College Writing I. This course serves as a support course for WRIT 101, and emphasis is placed on pre-writing skills, organizational techniques, development of ideas, narrowing and expanding topics, and improving grammar. Confidence and ability to write clear and effective sentences are assumed. Students must meet entry requirements to enroll in this course.

WRIT 101 College Writing I

Credits: 3

Term: (F, S, Su)

Prerequisite: WRIT 095 with a grade of C- or higher, or qualifying placement score within the past 3 years.

Core Class: Written Communication

This class develops students' skills in reading and writing for academic purposes through reading and writing expository essays, argumentative essays, and research papers. Essay assignments emphasize structure, argument, development of ideas, clarity, style, and diction. Students are expected to write without faults in grammar or usage.

WRIT 104 Workplace Communications

Credits: 2

Term: (F, S, Su)

This course reviews the basic elements of grammar and language arts skills in business writing. Emphasis is placed on writing business letters and emails for a variety of business applications. Letters of application and resumes are also covered.

WRIT 121 Intro to Technical Writing

Credits: 3

Term: (F)

Prerequisite OR Corequisite: CAPP 120, and WRIT 095 with a grade of C- or higher, or qualifying placement score within the past 3 years

This course introduces students to the creation and evaluation of several kinds of written and oral technical communication. Students will gain experience in communication formats typical of technical careers. This course places emphasis on writing as the craft of the critical thinker, involving analysis of audience, context, and purpose, as well as the ability to locate, synthesize, and analyze, organize, and present information effectively.

WRIT 122 Intro to Business Writing

Credits: 3

Term: (F, S)

Prerequisite: WRIT 095 with a grade of C- or higher, qualifying placement score within the past 3 years, or consent of instructor.

This course emphasizes the importance of writing business documents that are clear, concise, correct, complete, and courteous. Emphasis is placed on format, tone, and organization of business letters, memos, emails, and reports for a variety of business situations. Appropriate grammar and language arts skills are also taught.

WRIT 194 PCE Credit-Bearing WRIT Course

Credits: 1-6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Credit-bearing professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide students and professionals condensed courses for skills upgrades, Professional Certification requirements, and as electives for the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees. These courses may be eligible for financial aid for students pursuing the AA or AS degrees and are transcripted on the student’s undergraduate transcript.

WRIT 201 College Writing II

Credits: 3

Term: (F based on sufficient demand, S)

Prerequisite: WRIT 101

College Writing II, a continuation of WRIT 101 College Writing I; is designed for transfer students or for those who want to continue to develop critical reading and composition skills. In this course, students read advanced-level texts and discuss, think critically, and write analytical, argumentative, and persuasive essays about them. This class requires a research paper. Emphasis is placed on persuasive techniques, library research methods, and documentation. The ability to write short essays is assumed.

WRIT 220 Business & Prof Writing

Credits: 3

Term: (F, S)

Prerequisite: WRIT 095

Students will develop work-related skills producing both business communications and technical documents. Business letters and memos address a variety of business contexts. Instructions, technical descriptions, proposals, feasibility studies, and management plans reflect working documents that emphasize structure, format, and tone for a variety of professional audiences. This high-level course is taught by computer-assisted instruction. Business Admin - Entrepreneurship students should register for both BMGT 210 and WRIT 220 in their last semester. On-campus offering of WRIT 220 is recommended for Business Admin - Entrepreneurship students.