Foundations of Writing

Name Title Credits School
FCWR 101 Writing I: Foundations of College Composition 3 College of Arts & Sciences
A course introducing students to the fundamentals of college composition. Topics include writing process, rhetorical strategies, basics of critical reading and thinking, analytical writing, and argumentative writing. This course serves as a foundation to prepare students to succeed in other academic writing contexts. Coursework includes a computer lab component.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: WRIT 100 or Writing Placement Exam

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

FCWR 111 Writing I: Foundations of College Composition for International Students 3 College of Arts & Sciences
A course introducing students to the fundamentals of college composition and to editing strategies with attention to detail and common ESL errors. Topics include writing process, rhetorical strategies, basics of critical reading and thinking, analytical writing, and argumentative writing. This course serves as a foundation to prepare students to succeed in other academic writing contexts. Coursework includes a computer lab component.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: WRIT 110 or Writing Placement Exam

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

FCWR 151 Writing II: Foundations of Research Writing 3 College of Arts & Sciences
Further development of the academic writing, critical thinking, and analytical reading skills taught in Writing I. An introduction to academic discourse in the four core seminar areas: literature, social sciences, behavioral sciences, and philosophy. Development of library skills leading to a documented research paper.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FCWR 101 or WRIT 101

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

FCWR 161 Writing II: Foundations of Research Writing for International Students 3 College of Arts & Sciences
Further development of the academic writing, critical thinking, and analytical reading skills taught in Writing I, An introduction to academic discourse in the four core seminar areas: literature, social sciences, behavioral sciences, and philosophy/ethics. Development of library skills leading to a documented research paper.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

FCWR 301 Communication for Business 3 College of Arts & Sciences
Building on courses taken in their majors, students will learn and apply concepts of effective written and oral communication appropriate for business careers. Focusing on communicating to specific audiences and developing an effective writing process, students will write in business formats such as memos, letters, reports, proposals, and resumes. Some assignments will include research and documentation. Students will deliver informative and persuasive oral presentations. Course work includes a computer lab component.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

FCWR 302 Communication for Healthcare Careers 3 College of Arts & Sciences
Building on courses taken in their majors, students will learn and apply concepts of effective written and oral expression appropriate for careers in the health and biology professions. In addition to closely examining a variety of texts across the discipline, students will develop public speaking skills while also learning to collaborate on grant proposals, literature reviews, pamphlets and posters, and a research paper. Topics covered include the rhetoric of writing in the health professions, ethics, images in the sciences, grant- and abstract writing, and researching and writing publishable manuscripts. Course work includes a computer lab component.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

FCWR 303 Communication for Art and Design 3 College of Arts & Sciences
Building on courses taken in their majors, students will learn and apply concepts of effective written and oral communication appropriate for careers in art, design, and architecture. In addition to forms appropriate to the business world, such as memos, letters, reports, proposals, and job application materials, students will learn strategies for writing career-specific forms such as project descriptions, design briefs, and marketing correspondence. Students will engage in both primary and secondary research, work collaboratively, and deliver oral presentations using visual aids and/or presentation software. Course work includes a computer lab component.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

FCWR 304 Communication for Technical Professions 3 College of Arts & Sciences
Building on courses taken in their majors, students will learn and apply concepts of effective written and oral expression appropriate for careers in the technology professions, such as engineering and computer science. In addition to modes of technical discourse (definition, description, analysis, interpretation), this course emphasizes strategies for effective business communication in the technical professions and stylistics of technical communication. Methods and procedures of research are explored in depth. Course work includes a computer lab component, oral presentation of final reports using presentation software, and exploration of appropriate technology for technical communication.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

WRIT 100 Basic Writing and Reading 4 College of Arts & Sciences
A course designed for students whose English placement test reveals the need for improved basic writing and reading skills. Students will read various kinds of writing and create a portfolio of their own writing. The course will improve the use of standard grammar and mechanics and develop comprehension strategies, vocabulary and study skills. Coursework includes a computer lab component.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Writing Placement Test

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-0-4

WRIT 101 College Composition I 3 College of Arts & Sciences
Instruction in and application of the principles and skills involved in effective expository writing, with most readings from nonfiction prose. Required of all freshmen. Coursework includes the creating of a portfolio and a computer lab component.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: WRIT 100

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

WRIT 110 Basic Writing and Reading for International Students 5 College of Arts & Sciences
A course for international students whose English placement test reveals need for improved basic writing and reading skills. Students will read various kinds of writing and create a portfolio of their own writing. The course will improve use of standard grammar and mechanics and develop comprehension strategies, vocabulary and study skills. Coursework includes a computer lab component.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: Writing Placement Exam

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 5-0-5

WRIT 111 College Composition I for International Students 3 College of Arts & Sciences
A writing course for students of English as a second language. Instruction in and application of the principles and skills involved in effective expository writing, with attention placed on vocabulary, idiom, sentence structure, and general fluency. In lieu of College Composition I for ESL students. Coursework includes the creating of a portfolio and a computer lab component.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: WRIT 110

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

WRIT 151 College Composition II 3 College of Arts & Sciences
Further development of the expository writing and reading skills taught in English. An introduction to literature and development of library skills leading to a documented research paper.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

WRIT 161 College Composition II 3 College of Arts & Sciences
Continuation and expansion of WRIT 111. An introduction to literature and development of library skills leading to a documented research paper.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: WRIT 111

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

WRIT 210 Workshop in Publication 2 College of Arts & Sciences
Students enrolled in this course are given the opportunity to work in a supervised, professional manner on campus. Grades are on a pass/fail basis. May be repeated up to 12 credits.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-0-2

WRIT 220 Workshop in Publication 3 College of Arts & Sciences
A continuation of WRIT 210.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

WRIT 230 Workshop in Publication 4 College of Arts & Sciences
A continuation of WRIT 220.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-0-4

WRIT 310 Business Writing 3 College of Arts & Sciences
An intermediate-level writing course for students in business. Instruction and practice in all phases of business communications, such as reports, memoranda, correspondence, and oral presentations, as well as in-depth study of research methods. Required of all business and management majors. Coursework includes a computer lab component.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

WRIT 316 Writing for the Technical Professions 3 College of Arts & Sciences
An intermediate-level writing course for students of the physical and life sciences and technology. Emphasis on style in technical writing, modes of technical discourse (definition, description, analysis, interpretation), and strategies for effective business communication, including resume writing, technical reports and oral presentations. Methods and procedures of research are explored in depth. Recommended for all science and technology majors. Coursework includes a computer lab component, oral presentation of final reports using presentation software, and exploration of appropriate technology for technical communication.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

WRIT 320 Report Writing 3 College of Arts & Sciences
An intermediate-level writing course for students of the behavioral and social sciences. Methods and procedures of research; emphasis on reports and advanced research papers and strategies for effective business communication including resume writing and oral presentations. Recommended for all majors in the behavioral sciences, political science, and economics. Coursework includes a computer lab component.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

WRIT 325 Writing for Arts and Architecture 3 College of Arts & Sciences
An intermediate-level writing course for students of the arts and architecture. Methods and procedures of writing critical and technical papers, proposals, and articles, and strategies for effective business communication including resume writing and oral presentations. Recommended for all art and architecture majors. Coursework includes a computer lab component.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

WRIT 330 Writing for Communication Arts 3 College of Arts & Sciences
An intermediate-level writing course for students in the communication field with emphasis on developing writing fluency. Focus on expository, persuasive writing; in-depth study of research methods; and strategies for effective business communication, including resume writing and oral presentations. Coursework includes a computer lab component.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

WRIT 335 Writing for Publication 3 College of Arts & Sciences
An advanced writing course, with special emphasis on published work. Students interested in writing and those seriously committed to their own writing improvement and to the writing of prose articles, fiction or poetry are especially encouraged to take this course.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

WRIT 351 Advanced Technical Writing 3 College of Arts & Sciences
Advanced training and practice in the techniques and forms of technical writing. Focused around planning and producing electronic and print-based manuals. Topics will include: information gathering; usability testing; group collaboration, project management, using text and graphics, relevant technologies, and writing techniques. Coursework includes a computer lab component.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FCWR 301 or FCWR 302 or FCWR 303 or FCWR 304 or WRIT 310 or WRIT 315 or WRIT 316 or WRIT 320 or WRIT 325 or WRIT 330

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

WRIT 355 Advanced Writing and Editing Techniques 3 College of Arts & Sciences
An advanced workshop in business and technical writing techniques including technical aspects of editing and interpersonal skills employed by successful editors. Participants practice revising writing for specific audiences; strengthen their techniques in revising for style, clarity, and conciseness; increase their command of grammar and mechanics; practice production editing and using style manuals; utilize word processors and computerized text editors; and develop important interpersonal editing skills through the use of role playing and peer evaluation. Participants also continue to be exposed to a variety of common forms of career-oriented business and technical writing.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FCWR 301 or FCWR 302 or FCWR 303 or FCWR 304 or WRIT 310 or WRIT 315 or WRIT 316 or WRIT 320 or WRIT 325 or WRIT 330

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

WRIT 360 Seminar in Professional Writing 3 College of Arts & Sciences
An advanced seminar in a specialized topic, utilizing the expertise of an instructor from the profession at large or from the regular NYIT faculty. The topic will vary from offering to offering.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

WRIT 363 Writing for the Web 3 College of Arts & Sciences
This is a computer-intensive course. Focus is on learning and practicing advanced aspects of creating multimedia, hypertext, and online help documents. Topics: linear and nonlinear planning structures ("information architecture"), writing stylistics, the rhetoric and use of graphics, linking, reading and editing online, project management. Oral presentations of final project with computer-based presentation programs.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FCWR 301 or FCWR 302 or FCWR 303 or FCWR 304 or WRIT 310 or WRIT 315 or WRIT 316 or WRIT 320 or WRIT 325 or WRIT 330

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

WRIT 366 Survey of Technical and Professional Document Production 3 College of Arts & Sciences
A survey of principles, techniques and procedures of electronic and print-based document production. Topics: the relationship between written and visual material, traditional copy preparation and design, desktop publishing, traditional printing techniques for books, brochures, pamphlets, and newsletters. Students will produce their own brochures, pamphlets, and newsletters. Coursework includes a computer lab component.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: FCWR 301 or FCWR 302 or FCWR 303 or FCWR 304 or WRIT 310 or WRIT 315 or WRIT 316 or WRIT 320 or WRIT 325 or WRIT 330

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3

WRIT 415 Internship in Technical and Professional Writing 3 College of Arts & Sciences
An advanced elective course which permits the student to gain supervised on-the-job experience as a technical communicator in a professional environment.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: WRIT 351 and WRIT 355

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3