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WRITING 420

Minor in Writing - Capstone

Credits: 3 | Requirements & Distribution: ULWR | Consent: With permission of department. | Advisory Prerequisites: Completion of WRITING 220 and a majority of course requirements for the Minor in Writing program. May not be repeated for credit.

This Minor in Writing Capstone Course gives you the space to synthesize your writing achievements and “cap off” those achievements with a substantial writing project of your choice that showcases your abilities and interests and engages a wider audience. This writing project will be housed on an electronic project site.

We will be doing a number of different kinds of writing this semester that will help you build to and support this writing project, including mini-assignments designed to help you brainstorm, draft, and gather other writing tools; informal reading responses and ideas-testing on the Minor in Writing blog; and a variety of types of reflective writing.

This course directly builds on the shared vocabulary and concepts from Gateway. As you know from that course, and from your experience since, you’re an incredibly diverse group in terms of background, disciplines, and writerly interests. This course provides an opportunity to solidify the community you’ve been developing since the Gateway Course, learn from each other, and help each other create excellent, significant work that exceeds the standards you set for yourselves.

Course Requirements:

A substantial, research-based writing project, various small assignments designed to support and scaffold the writing of this project, and an electronic project site.

More information about the Capstone from the Minor in Writing section of our website.