WR 121Z: Composition I

Credits 4
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WR 121Z engages students in the study and practice of critical thinking, reading, and writing. The course focuses on analyzing and composing across varied rhetorical situations and in multiple genres. Students will apply key rhetorical concepts flexibly and collaboratively throughout their writing and inquiry processes.

Prerequisites: (WR 115 and RD 115) or equivalent placement. Audit available.

All courses in the composition sequence (WR 115, 121, 122) teach writing as a process, requiring revision over multiple drafts; require 2 instructor conferences; and include principles of citation.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Apply rhetorical concepts through analyzing and composing a variety of texts.
  2. Engage texts critically, ethically, and strategically to support writing goals.
  3. Develop flexible composing, revising, and editing strategies for a variety of purposes, audiences, writing situations, and genres.
  4. Reflect on knowledge and skills developed in this course and their potential applications in other writing contexts.

Or placement into WR 121Z.

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