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  • CAS WR 111: Academic Writing for ESL Students 1
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: placement test results.
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: placement test results. Study of academic conventions and effective strategies of academic reading and writing, along with needs-based review of grammar and mechanics. Emphasis on comprehension, summary, and critical analysis of a wide range of texts. Focus on improving both fluency and accuracy in writing and speaking. Frequent papers and in- class writing. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • CAS WR 112: Academic Writing for ESL Students 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS WR 097 or CAS WR 111; or placement test results.
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS WR 097; or placement test results. Emphasis on critical reading and analytical writing in response to various theme-based texts. Review of grammar and mechanics in context. Intensive practice in the patterns of academic argumentation through multiple writing assignments of increasing complexity. Refinement of speaking skills through discussions and oral presentations. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • CAS WR 120: First-Year Writing Seminar
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS WR 098 or CAS WR 112 (if student required to take that course).
    Topic-based seminar in critical reading and writing. Engagement with a variety of sources and practice in writing in a range of genres with particular attention to argumentation, prose style, and revision, informed by reflection and feedback, including individual conferences. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: First-Year Writing Seminar.
    • First-Year Writing Seminar
  • CAS WR 150: Writing, Research, & Inquiry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS WR 100 or CAS WR 120.
    Topic-based seminar in critical reading, research, and writing. Practice in sustained inquiry, including scholarly research and communication of findings to different audiences. Attention to argumentation, prose style, and revision, informed by reflection and feedback, including individual conferences. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Writing, Research, Inquiry, and Research and Information Literacy.
    • Writing, Research, and Inquiry
    • Research and Information Literacy
  • CAS WR 151: Writing, Research, & Inquiry with Oral and/or Signed Expression
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS WR 100 or CAS WR 120.
    Topic-based seminar in critical reading, research, writing, and oral communication. Practice in sustained inquiry, including scholarly research and communication of findings to different audiences. Attention to argumentation, public speaking, prose style, and revision, informed by reflection and feedback, including individual conferences. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Writing, Research, and Inquiry, Oral and/or Signed Communication, Research and Information Literacy.
    • Writing, Research, and Inquiry
    • Oral and/or Signed Communication
    • Research and Information Literacy
  • CAS WR 152: Writing, Research, & Inquiry with Digital/Multimedia Expression
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS WR 100 or CAS WR 120.
    Topic-based seminar in critical reading, research, writing, and digital/multimedia communication. Practice in sustained inquiry, including scholarly research and communication of findings to different audiences. Attention to argumentation, prose style, digital/multimedia design and communication, and revision, informed by reflection and feedback, including individual conferences. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Digital/Multimedia Expression, Writing, Research, and Inquiry, Research and Information Literacy.
    • Writing, Research, and Inquiry
    • Digital/Multimedia Expression
    • Research and Information Literacy
  • CAS WR 202: Children's Literature in the Elementary School
    An introduction to the world of children's literature. Classics and exemplary modern works are studied, with a particular focus on literary techniques, nonfiction text structures, cultural diversity, and gender. Covers children's literature recommended by Massachusetts English Language Arts Framework (2001).
  • CAS WR 415: Public Writing
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing First Year Writing Seminar (e.g., WR 100 or WR 120)and CAS WR 150 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
    Students will learn about the growing call for scholars to communicate their research to the public, study and practice several public genres, and rewrite a research project from a previous course to "translate" it for a public audience. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Digital/Multimedia Expression, Writing-intensive Course, Oral and/or Signed Communication.
    • Oral and/or Signed Communication
    • Digital/Multimedia Expression
    • Writing-Intensive Course
  • CAS WR 597: Tutoring Writing in the Disciplines
    Prerequisites: CAS WR 100 or CAS WR 120 or equivalent; and CAS WR 150 or CAS WR 151 or CAS WR 152 or equivalent; and consent of instructor. Provides instruction and support for department-based writing tutors. Students learn about disciplinary-specific writing practices, genres, and conventions; students explore features of writing and develop practical tutoring methods that transcend disciplinary boundaries to help peers become more independent writers.
  • CAS WR 598: Tutoring in ESL
    Prepares Writing Center tutors to work effectively with ESL and multilingual students. Modules balance theory and practice. Tutors gain knowledge about ESL writing and pedagogical ability to help students become independent writers. No familiarity with linguistics or language teaching required.