[Fcs-grad] FW: Grad Writing Courses

BOBBI DAVIS bobbi.davis at fcs.utah.edu
Tue Nov 22 10:21:20 MST 2011

From: Chuck Wight [mailto:chuck.wight at utah.edu]
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2011 1:27 PM
To: Directors of Graduate Studies
Cc: maureen ann mathison
Subject: [dogs] Writing Courses

Please distribute to graduate students in your department who may benefit from these courses.
Questions can be directed to Prof. Maureen Mathison, Director of the University Writing Program.

Chuck Wight

Campus-Wide Graduate Courses in Writing
University Writing Program
Spring, 2012
6000  Writing for Publication (2) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or Instructor's consent. Meets with WRTG 4000. Preparation of various forms and styles of academic and professional writing, including abstracts, theses, and journal articles. Intended for graduate students or advanced undergraduates in all disciplines.
7000  Dissertation Writing (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required. 
Introduces students to the various genres of dissertations and how to prepare them. The course focuses on the process of writing a dissertation, from contextualizing a research problem, to describing research methods, to making the results relevant to a scholarly community. Helpful for all students, including those in the hard sciences.
7001  Grant Proposal Writing (3) Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. 
Focuses on grant proposals, addressing the expectations of specific audiences. Emphasis on institutional and national context for grant writing.
7060  Scientific Writing (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required. Designed to help graduate students in the sciences develop the skills needed for scientific research and communication. Provides students with the opportunity to write in the variety of forms that they are likely to encounter in their professional lives (i.e. memos, proposals, reports, presentations) in a scientific context.
7080  Writing in the Health Sciences (3) Prerequisite: Graduate standing required. Writing in the Health Sciences is designed to help graduate students in health science fields develop the writing skills necessary for scientific research and professional communication in their disciplines. Students learn strategies for preparing various forms and styles of scientific writing, including research proposals, reports, literature reviews, and presentation posters and slides. Students learn how to plan and organize a persuasive scientific argument, use graphics effectively to support claims, integrate and document secondary research, and revise their prose to develop a clear and concise writing style.

University Writing Program
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