Writing Seminar I

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.