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Upper Division Courses

WR 320: Scientific and Technical Writing

WR 320 emphasizes the content, form, and style of scientific, professional, and technical writing, including reports, proposals, instructions, correspondence, and the use of graphics and documentation. Students will learn the conventions of discourse in these areas and how they result from different kinds of scientific and technical modes of inquiry. Students will apply this awareness to writing in academic as well as vocational contexts. Prereq: Completion of the University Writing Requirement and upper-division standing.

 

WR 321: Business Communication

WR 321 offers practice in writing and analyzing communication common to business, industry, and related professions. Students will develop a critical awareness of the conventions of discourse in these areas and how they result from interpersonal and organizational contexts encountered in these fields. As aspects of such business writing conventions, this course pays close attention to logical development and stylistic and format choices. The knowledge gained is applicable to academic as well as vocational situations. Prereq: Completion of the University Writing Requirement and upper-division standing.

 

WR 423/523: Advanced Composition

WR 423/523 continues the emphases of Writing 121,122, and 123 at a higher level of sophistication, with special attention to writing in relation to modes of inquiry in different academic disciplines. Sections designated 523 are open to graduate students in any discipline. Prereq: Upper-division standing and completion of the University writing requirement or instructor’s permission.