2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog
WRT 495 - Genre and Writing (Capstone)
Capstone course required of all writing majors. Explores the historical and ideological boundaries that define conventional writing genres: poetry and prose; fiction and nonfiction; literary fiction and genre fiction; academic writing and professional writing; text and hypertext; and so on. The course will consider disciplinary and professional influences on genre definition as well as various ethnic, gender, and economic conceptualizations of genre. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisites: Writing core courses and senior standing.