This is a list of all Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing courses. For more information, see Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing.
WRIT:1003 English Grammar3 s.h.
Recognizing nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech; sentence analysis; subjects, objects; types of sentences; passives, relative clauses; for students with little or no background in English grammar study. Does not count toward the linguistics major. Same as LING:1003.
WRIT:1030 English Words3 s.h.
English word formation, basic units of English vocabulary; vocabulary skill expansion; word structure. Same as LING:1030.
WRIT:1500 Writing Commons: A Community of Writers1-3 s.h.
Varied topics focused on building community and enhancing writing skills through generative exercises, long-form essay and hybrid assignments, workshops, sharing work in public, reading and discussing works of published authors.
WRIT:1600 Fast Fixes: Improving Your Writing in Six Short Weeks1 s.h.
WRIT:1740 Writing Strategies: Word Origins and Word Choice3 s.h.
Study of words, their meanings, and their origins combined with writing; words and word histories; role of English language in the world. GE: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts. Same as CLSA:1740.
WRIT:2100 Writing and Community Outreach3 s.h.
Service-learning course offered in coordination with Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP); students create lesson plans, lead creative writing workshops in area schools and after-school programs, and collaborate to publish a final chapbook of writing from their teaching sites; assigned readings on creative writing pedagogy, teaching life, community outreach, social justice; relationships between self and community enhance interdisciplinary perspectives; weekly written reflections on teaching experiences featured on IYWP blog. GE: Diversity and Inclusion.
WRIT:2600 Science Communication I: Fundamentals of Science Communication2 s.h.
Bringing science to varied audiences; focus on writing and presenting research story, analogies, connecting with audiences, collaborating with others from science and film/writing disciplines; first of a two-course sequence culminating in a group outreach project and print product.
WRIT:2601 Science Communication II: Science Outreach and Engagement2 s.h.
Bringing science to varied audiences; focus on writing and presenting research story, analogies, connecting with audiences, collaborating with others from science and film/writing disciplines; second of a two-course sequence culminating in a group outreach project and print product. Prerequisites: WRIT:2600.
WRIT:2900 Book Design for Publishing3 s.h.
WRIT:2991 Publishing I: Introduction to Literary Publishing3 s.h.
Introduction to major aspects of book and literary publishing, including evaluating submissions, copy editing, production calendars, and planning marketing campaigns; discussion of industry trends. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. Same as CNW:2991.
WRIT:2992 Publishing II: Advanced Literary Publication3 s.h.
Hands-on experience of entire literary publishing process including reading submissions, selecting texts, editing, layout and design, marketing and promotion, and book release. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. Prerequisites: CNW:2991. Same as CNW:2992.
WRIT:3000 Publishing Practicum: The Iowa Chapbook Prize3 s.h.
Experiential learning in the field of publishing through the Iowa Chapbook Prize; students gain knowledge in all aspects of publishing world including assessing submissions, selecting manuscripts, editing and proofreading, layout and design, marketing and promotion, and book release.
WRIT:3080 History of the English Language3 s.h.
Development of phonological and grammatical structure of English, from Old to Modern English; dialectal differentiation in English. Same as LING:3080.
WRIT:3101 Writers in the Community1 s.h.
Experiential, hands-on learning opportunities organized by the Iowa Youth Writing Project; introduction to the community at large; fun and meaningful activities with elementary and junior high school students; designing creative writing lessons, discussion of teaching tips and tricks, leading creative writing workshops for children in the Iowa City community, writing reflective essays about experiences; for those interested in education, creative writing, volunteerism, nonprofit work, or community engagement.
WRIT:3200 Writing for the Earth and Environmental Sciences1-3 s.h.
Practical methods of content creation across curriculum; effective communication to lay and academic audiences; methods of planning, drafting, revising, and editing everything from general articles of interest to scientific papers. Same as EES:3040.
WRIT:3632 Prose Style3 s.h.
Sentences: how they work, what they do; how sentences can help writing, expand understanding of prose style, stretch options. English majors may apply this course to the following area and/or period requirement. AREA: Nonfiction and Creative Writing. GE: Engineering Be Creative. Same as CNW:3632.
WRIT:3742 Word Power: Building English Vocabulary3 s.h.
Analysis of unfamiliar English words through knowledge of the history and meaning of word parts. Same as CLSA:3742.
WRIT:3900 Writing: Undergraduate Internship1-3 s.h.
Professional and/or creative experience; students arrange faculty-approved internship. Requirements: undergraduate standing and minimum of 24 s.h. of course work with at least 12 s.h. in University of Iowa courses.
WRIT:4000 Independent Capstone Project1-3 s.h.
Capstone requirement for the Certificate in Writing through Program Option B. Requirements: junior or higher standing.
WRIT:4001 Guided Capstone Portfolio1 s.h.
Capstone requirement for Certificate in Writing through Program Option A. Recommendations: junior or higher standing.
WRIT:4100 Iowa Youth Writing Project Mentorship Practicum1-3 s.h.
Mentor new volunteers on a weekly basis at Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP) program sites; work one-on-one with volunteers, write and review lesson plans, provide resources and feedback for volunteers, lead workshops for children. Requirements: WRIT:2100 or completion of Iowa Youth Writing Project internship.
WRIT:4745 The Sentence: Strategies for Writing3 s.h.
Writing dynamic, cogent, and grammatically correct sentences; effectively communicating ideas; writing with clarity and confidence; review of grammar and various types of sentences; building complexity by adding adverbial, subordinate, and connective clauses to simple sentences; how rhythm, syntax, and word order expand the meaning of a sentence; application and appreciation. GE: Engineering Be Creative. Same as CW:4745.
WRIT:4760 The Art of Revision: Rewriting Prose for Clarity and Impact3 s.h.
Writing and rewriting of short stories and essays; specific choices to help writing reach its full potential; examination of first drafts and making strategic or radical decisions on what needs to happen in subsequent drafts in order for writing to better match original intentions; students gain insight from peers on where first drafts are succeeding or falling short, and write second and third drafts of short stories and personal narratives; structural and aesthetic choices. GE: Engineering Be Creative. Same as CW:4760.