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  • CAS WR 111: Academic Writing for ESL Students 1
    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 analysis. Focus on fluency and accuracy in writing and speaking. Frequent papers and in-class writing. Effective Fall 2018, 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 111; or placement test results.
    Critical reading and analytical writing in response to various theme-based texts. Review of grammar and mechanics in context. Practice in the patterns of academic argumentation through multiple assignments of increasing complexity. Refinement of speaking skills through discussions and oral presentations. Effective Fall 2018, 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 112 (if required by placement test).
    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. Effective Fall 2018, 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: First-Year Writing Seminar (e.g. CAS WR 120) or transfer credit for CAS WR 100, WR 13*, WR 150, or WR 16*.
    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. Effective Fall 2018, 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: First-Year Writing Seminar (e.g. CAS WR 120) or transfer credit for CAS WR 100, WR 13*, WR 150, or WR 16*.
    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. Effective Fall 2018, 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: First-Year Writing Seminar (e.g. CAS WR 120) or transfer credit for CAS WR 100, WR 13*, WR 150, or WR 16*.
    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. Effective Fall 2018, 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 153: Wr Rsch Inq Cri
    Topic-based seminar in critical reading, research, writing, and creativity and innovation. Practice in sustained inquiry, including scholarly research and communication of findings to different audiences. Attention to argumentation, prose style, creative process, and revision, informed by reflection and feedback, including individual conferences. Effective Spring 2022, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Creativity/Innovation, Research and Information Literacy.
    • Writing, Research, and Inquiry
    • Research and Information Literacy
    • Creativity/Innovation
  • CAS WR 202: Children's Literature in the Elementary School
    This course examines major genres of children's literature with an emphasis on multicultural texts. It focuses on exploring and interpreting literature with elementary students and on using literature as a vehicle for enhancing students' creative and analytic abilities. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Creativity/Innovation.
    • Creativity/Innovation
  • CAS WR 415: Public Writing
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: First-Year Writing Seminar (e.g. CAS WR 120); and Writing, Research, and Inquiry (e.g., CAS WR 150; WR 151, WR 152, or WR 153); or consent of instructor.
    Students 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. Effective Fall 2018, 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
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: First-Year Writing Seminar (e.g. CAS WR 120); Writing, Research, and Inquiry (e.g., CAS WR 150; WR 151, WR 152, or WR 153); and consent of instructor.
    Provides instruction and support for department-based writing tutors. Students learn about discipline-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 599: Tutoring in the Global University
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: First-Year Writing Seminar (e.g. CAS WR 120); Writing, Research, and Inquiry (e.g., CAS WR 150; WR 151, WR 152, or WR 153); and consent of instructor.
    Provides instruction and support for CAS writing tutors. Teaches strategies for successful consultations and meeting the needs of diverse students. Special attention is given to working with ESL students and with students on alternate genre, oral/signed, and digital/multimedia projects. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community