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WRS101 Exploring Writing Course Page

Description: This workshop course focuses on both the theory and practice of the writing process to help students experience firsthand how university writers enter into rich ongoing conversations by engaging with the words and ideas of others.

WRS102 Writing in the Disciplines Course Page

Description: A blended learning course (combining online work and one weekly in-person meeting) that introduces students to academic writing in three broad areas: humanities, social sciences, and sciences. No prerequisite. May not be repeated. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. [Office of Interdisciplinary Studies]

WRS103 An Introduction to Writing in the Sciences Course Page

Description: Basic principles and genres of writing for science students. Note: Restricted to students in the Faculty of Science.

WRS204 Introduction to Technical Writing Course Page

Description: Analysis of and practice in key genres, processes, and strategies for technical communication. Prerequisites: *6 selected from 100-level ENGL or 100-level WRS, or consent of instructor.

WRS206 Writing Special Effects: Rhetorical Grammar and Style Course Page

Description: Analysis of and practice in sentence structures to create/alter meaning and voice in nonfiction prose. Prerequisites: *6 selected from 100-level ENGL or 100-level WRS (or consent of instructor).

WRS210 Introduction to Professional Communication Course Page

Description: Analysis of and practice in key genres, processes, and strategies for professional communication. Prerequisites: *6 selected from 100-level ENGL or 100-level WRS, or consent of instructor.

WRS301 Introduction to Writing Centre Practice Course Page

Description: Introduces students to the primary themes of interdisciplinary writing studies and collaborative learning necessary to successfully work as peer writing coaches in a university writing centre. Building on the foundation of theory, the course guides students through coaching sessions to synthesize an appropriate coaching practice. Prerequisites: *6 selected from 100-level ENGL or 100-level WRS (or consent of instructor).

WRS302 Proposal Writing Course Page

Description: This workshop course focuses on how to write proposals for grant funding. Students will study the genre as well as work with a social service agency to write funding proposals based on the needs of the agency.

WRS305 Risk Communication Course Page

Description: Basic principles and processes of written forms of risk communication within the context of theoretical issues of the public's right to know, rhetorical effectiveness, cultural awareness, and ethics. Prerequisites: *6 selected from 100-level ENGL or 100-level WRS or consent of the instructor.

WRS402 Theories of Rhetoric Course Page

Description: This seminar introduces students to influential theories of rhetoric. Students will discuss and apply the theories in their analysis of contemporary texts and situations.

WRS450 Capstone Portfolio Project Course Page

Description: Revision of documents and writing of new documents to create a portfolio of writing. Prerequisites: *12 selected from WRS, or consent of instructor.

WRS497 Special Topics in Writing Studies Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: Consent of Program [Office of Interdisciplinary Studies].

WRS500 Academic Writing Course Page

Description: This workshop course examines how to create persuasive, well-supported arguments in different genres in academic writing in all disciplines. Graduate students at all levels in all disciplines are welcome.

WRS580 Directed Reading in Writing Studies Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of program.

WRS603 Writing Centre Theory Course Page

Description: Introducing students to research in writing studies with a focus on writing in the disciplines and in writing centres.

WRS604 Writing and Disciplinarity Course Page
No description available for this course.
WRS605 Issues in Second Language Writing Course Page
No description available for this course.