Catalog 2021-2022

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WRI 350 Poetic Forms

This course is designed to introduce poets to questions of poetic form, the prime physical and emotional constituent of poetic meaning. We will build on our knowledge of basic elements of writing and reading poetry and enhance our understanding of poetry by studying forms in all its contexts. Students will engage in close readings of poems as well as critical analysis about poetics.

Credit Hours: 4
(A) (HFA) (W)

Prerequisites

AWR 101, AWR 201 and WRI 250.

WRI 351 Poetry Writing II

Advanced poetry writing and reading of related works. May be repeated for additional WRI credit with a change of instructor and with portfolio by permission of instructor. May be used to satisfy general distribution requirements if not used for the writing major.

Credit Hours: 4
(A) (HFA) (W)

Prerequisites

WRI 250 or WRI 350, or consent of instructor

WRI 352 Special Topics in Writing

Advanced study of one or more specialized writing genres and/or techniques. Topics may vary but may include new journalism, memoir and biography, advanced editorial practice, and other creative and professional writing topics.
Credit Hours: 1-4

Prerequisites

8 credit hours of WRI or consent of instructor.

WRI 361 Fiction Writing II

Advanced techniques for writing imaginative fiction. May be repeated for additional WRI credit with a change of instructor and with portfolio by permission of instructor. May be used to satisfy general distribution requirements if not used for the writing major.

Credit Hours: 4
(A) (HFA) (W)

Prerequisites

WRI 260, or consent of instructor.

WRI 362 Multigenre Creative Writing Seminar

A workshop/seminar for advanced creative writing students involving prose, poetry, and experimental forms; reading work aloud; and publication of work. May be repeated for additional WRI credit if content varies and with permission of instructor. May be used to satisfy general distribution requirements if not used for the writing major.

Credit Hours: 4
(A) (HFA) (W)

Prerequisites

One of the following: WRI 247, WRI 250, WRI 260 or WRI 274, or consent of instructor.

WRI 365 Fiction Forms

A studio writing course introducing students to a variety of recognized structural elements used in literary narrative, from classic and historical to contemporary. Readings include fiction, critical background, and commentary on the uses of forms for practical purposes. Students write an array of assignments in selected forms.

Credit Hours: 4
(A) (HFA/ST) (W)

Prerequisites

AWR 101 and AWR 201 and either WRI 200 or WRI 260 or permission of the instructor.

WRI 374 Narrative Nonfiction

In this upper-level workshop students study and practice telling compelling true stories. (Writing about others is emphasized, rather than memoir.) Elements of this craft include reporting and research, as well as narrative techniques: creating scenes, rendering dimensional characters, writing with voice and vivid description, and choosing the right story structure. Readings, contemporary and classic, vary in length from magazine articles to books. Shorter writing assignments build to the final project: a substantial (25- to 30-page) nonfiction narrative.
Credit Hours: 4
(W)

Prerequisites

AWR 101 and AWR 201 or permission of instructor.

WRI 376 Advanced Publication Practicum

In this class, students will design, lay out, and copyedit a publication for the University of Tampa Press.
Credit Hours: 4

WRI 381 Professional Editing

The purpose of this course is to introduce the principles of comprehensive editing and basic copy editing. The comprehensive editing level involves higher-order issues, such as reasoning and evidence, organization, visual design, style and use of illustrations. Basic copy editing is the final editing level, covering consistency, grammar and usage, and punctuation, for example.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

AWR 101 and AWR 201, or permission of instructor

WRI 385 Visual Rhetoric and Design

This course introduces students to a variety of approaches for designing print and digital texts through the application of rhetorical and design principles. This course consists of lessons in design philosophies and techniques, tutorials in using design software, and hands-on application while developing texts for public audiences. The course may include opportunities to develop creative projects for professional clients.
Credit Hours: 4
(A)(HFA)