WRITING SEMINAR 1

Writing Seminar I

The first of two core writing-specific courses in the College

Studies Program, Writing Seminar I is taken in the first year of

study. The interconnected skills of careful reading, critical

thinking and cogent writing are the primary concerns of this

course. The seminar will have a specific topic, which will focus

on aspects of the American cultural experience.

 

Writing Seminar I                                                                

The first of two core writing-specific courses in the College

Studies Program, WRTG-101 Writing Seminar I: Finding

Philadelphia is a theme-based writing course designed to be

taken in the first year of study. The interconnected skills of

careful reading, critical thinking and cogent writing are the

primary concerns of this course. The seminar has a specific

topic, focused on aspects of diversity in the Philadelphia cultural

experience. Through reading, discussing and writing

about a variety of texts that share a common theme, students

learn the rudiments of writing college-level academic

papers. Honors and English as a Second Language versions

of this course are available.

 

ESL: Writing Seminar I

This course parallels Writing Seminar I, yet is specifically designed for students whose first language is not English. As does L111, this course includes reading and discussion about a variety of texts that share a common theme. Writing assignments

include at least three expository essays and a library research

paper related to the theme. To be placed in the course, students

must either pass H99ESL or, after submitting a writing

sample, be placed by a designated faculty member.

For more information about Writing Seminar I, contact Dolores Pfeuffer-Scherer , Interim Writing Program Director.