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ONLINE COURSES - Fall 2014

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AFRICAN & AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES


Intro to Multicultural Psych (3 Units)

AAF  399 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 8865
Also listed as: PSY 399

Intro to Multicultural Psychology. Introductory course focusing on multiculturalism as a major paradigm. Emphasizes the meaning of multiculturalism and associated principles, concepts, and sociocultural factors as related to assessment, intervention, and research.
Instructor:  Paul A. Anderer  pandererpsyd@hotmail.com


Intro to Multicultural Psych (3 Units)

AAF  399 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 13632
Also listed as: PSY 399

Intro to Multicultural Psychology. Introductory course focusing on multiculturalism as a major paradigm. Emphasizes the meaning of multiculturalism and associated principles, concepts, and sociocultural factors as related to assessment, intervention, and research.
Instructor:  Jay T. King  jay_king@mail.uri.edu


COMMUNICATION STUDIES


Small Group Communication (3 Units)

COM  251 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 16713

Small Group Communication. The study of communicative functions in the small group setting. Includes group dynamics, leadership, problem solving, and decision-making. Emphasis on theory and application. Only Communication Studies, Applied Communications or Public Relations majors are eligible to enroll in this class.
Instructor:  Crystal Fonseca  cfons@mail.uri.edu


Small Group Communication (3 Units)

COM  251 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 17000

Small Group Communication. The study of communicative functions in the small group setting. Includes group dynamics, leadership, problem solving, and decision-making. Emphasis on theory and application. Only Communication Studies, Applied Communications or Public Relations majors are eligible to enroll in this class.
Instructor: Nancy M. Burns-Fusaro  nbfusaro@thewesterlysun.com


Environmental Dimensions of Communication (3 Units)

COM  315 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 18472
Also listed as SUS 315

Environmental Dimensions of Communication. Investigation of individual and mediated environmental messages, analysis and experimentation with the ways communication can affect environmental knowledge, attitudes and behavior, design of communication campaigns to affect resource use and ecological responsibility.
Instructor: Norbert Mundorf  nmumdorf@gmail.com


Gender and Communication (3 Units)

COM  322 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 16704

Gender and Communication. Survey of theories and research on gender and communication. Examines interface of gender and human interaction in interpersonal, group (Including family), educational, organizational, mass media, and social movement contexts.
Instructor:  Sandra Ketrow sketrow@mail.uri.edu


Family Communication (3 Units)

COM  326 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 16716

Family Communication. Course description to come.
Instructor:  Rachel L. Cicioccio  dicioccio@mail.uri.edu


Intercultural Communication (3 Units)

COM  361 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 16725

Intercultural Communication. Study of cultural similarities and differences as they affect communication within and across cultural boundaries. Only Communication Studies, Applied Communications or Public Relations majors are eligible to enroll in this class.
Instructor:  Joanne R. Mundorf  jmundorf@gmail.com


Research Methods in Communication (3 Units)

COM  381 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 17036

Research Methods in Communication. Basic concepts and techniques of communication research. Emphasis on analysis of existing communication research and on application of research processes to communication problems or phenomena. Pre-requisites: COM 202 (101), COM 221(103).
Instructor: Abran J. Salazar abran_salazar@uri.edu


Rhetorical Theory (3 Units)

COM  383 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 17039

Rhetorical Theory. Surveys and analyzes rhetorical communication theories and theorists from classical to contemporary times and focuses on rhetoric's relationship with philosophy, knowledge, reason, science, technology, and culture. Pre-requisite: COM 202 and COM 221 or COM 210 recommended.
Instructor:  Kevin R. McClure  kmcclure@uri.edu


Rhetoric of Sports in Film (3 Units)

COM  414 -- Section 02900 -- Course # 16707

The Rhetoric of Sports in Film. Studies the rhetoric of sports in film. Students identify and analyze rhetorical messages embedded in films that deal with sports as reflections of the filmmaker’s vision by applying film and rhetorical theory. Pre-requisite: COM 381 and COM 383. Not for graduate credit.
Instructor:  Stephen C. Wood  docwood@uri.edu


The Ethics of Persuasion (3 Units)

COM  415 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 16773

The Ethics of Persuasion. Relation of persuasion to ethics is examined. Purposes, means, results, and contexts are considered in making rhetorical judgments of interpersonal, political, and institutional communication.
Instructor:  Adam D. Roth  adamroth@uri.edu


Communication & Global Society (3 Units)

COM  462 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 18464

Communication & Global Society. Exploring various aspects of the relationship between communication and globalization, including a new sense of community, cultural diversity, cultural identity, global media, and global citizenship. Pre-requisite: six credits in communication and junior standing in a degree-granting college or permission of instructor.
Instructor:  Guo-Ming Chen  gmchen@mail.uri.edu


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COMPUTER SCIENCE


Computing Concepts (4 Units)

CSC  101 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 7026

Computing Concepts. Capabilities and limitations of computers. Applications of computers in today’s society. Overview of computing systems and programs. Students will complete several projects using a computer.
Instructor:  Victor Fay-Wolfe  wolfe@cs.uri.edu


Computing Concepts (4 Units)

CSC  101 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 1328
CSC  101 -- Section 0202 -- Course # 10893

Computing Concepts. Capabilities and limitations of computers. Applications of computers in today’s society. Overview of computing systems and programs. Students will complete several projects using a computer.
Instructor:  Kelli Fay-Wolfe  kfaywolfe@mail.uri.edu


Computing Concepts (4 Units)

CSC  101 -- Section 0203 -- Course # 14484

Computing Concepts. Capabilities and limitations of computers. Applications of computers in today’s society. Overview of computing systems and programs. Students will complete several projects using a computer.
Instructor:  Jessica W. Barrett  jwbarrett@mail.uri.edu


Computing Concepts (4 Units)

CSC  101 -- Section 0204 -- Course # 12705

Computing Concepts. Capabilities and limitations of computers. Applications of computers in today’s society. Overview of computing systems and programs. Students will complete several projects using a computer.
Instructor:  Katelyn Felix  katelyn_felix@mail.uri.edu


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ECONOMICS 


Prin of Econ: Microeconomics (3 Units)

ECN  201 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 8907

Principles of Economics: Microeconomics. Principles underlying resource allocation, production, and income distribution in a market economy. Topics include demand and supply, consumer behavior, firm behavior, market structure, and elementary welfare analysis. Institutional foundations explored.
Instructor:  Robert D. Van Horn  rvanhorn@mail.uri.edu


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FRENCH   


19th Cent Lit in Translation (3 Units)

FRN  392 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 11199

19th Century Literature in Translation. Reading in translation of selected literary works from representative 19th-century authors. No knowledge of French is needed in this course. All readings, assignments and online discussions are conducted in English. This course counts toward the Literature, Cross-Cultural Competence, and Letters GenEd requirements.
Instructor:  Karen De Bruin  debruin@uri.edu


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GENDER AND WOMEN'S STUDIES   


Intro to Women's Studies (3 Units)

GWS  150 -- Section 0202 -- Course # 10024

Introduction to Women's Studies. Images of women in American culture, the theories and processes of socialization, historical perspectives, and implications for social change.
Instructor:  Staff


Intro to Women's Studies (3 Units)

GWS  150 -- Section 0203 -- Course # 10510

Introduction to Women's Studies. Images of women in American culture, the theories and processes of socialization, historical perspectives, and implications for social change.
Instructor:  Jeanette E. Riley jen_riley@my.uri.edu


Intro to Women's Studies (3 Units)

GWS  150 -- Section 0204 -- Course # 10830

Introduction to Women's Studies. Images of women in American culture, the theories and processes of socialization, historical perspectives, and implications for social change.
Instructor:  Janet M. Hagen  jhagen@mail.uri.edu


Intro to Women's Studies (3 Units)

GWS  150 -- Section 0205 -- Course # 11286

Introduction to Women's Studies. Images of women in American culture, the theories and processes of socialization, historical perspectives, and implications for social change.
Instructor:  Jennifer Longa  jlonga@mail.uri.edu


Women's Prof. Dev. & Leader (3 Units)

GWS  301 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 9520

Women's Professional Development & Leadership. Theory, data, and skill development for career building and leadership. Gender issues in organizational settings, developing professional skills and responses to challenges in the workplace, and strategies for positive change.
Instructor:  Aimee P. Lee  aphe7763@mail.uri.edu


Women's Prof. Dev. & Leader (3 Units)

GWS  301 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 10914

Women's Professional Development & Leadership. Theory, data, and skill development for career building and leadership. Gender issues in organizational settings, developing professional skills and responses to challenges in the workplace, and strategies for positive change.
Instructor:  Natascha F. Saunders  natascha@mail.uri.edu


Special Topics in Women Stdy I (3 Units)

GWS  350 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 10884

Special Topics in Gender and Women's Studies I: Topic to be announced.. Selected areas of study pertinent to gender and women's studies. Course description to come.
Instructor:  Alison L. Rose  arose@mail.uri.edu


Special Topics in Women Stdy I (3 Units)

GWS  350 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 10839

Special Topics in Gender and Women's Studies I: Topic to be announced.. Selected areas of study pertinent to gender and women's studies. Course description to come.
Instructor:  Alison L. Rose  arose@mail.uri.edu


Special Topics in Women Stdy I (3 Units)

GWS  350 -- Section 0202 -- Course # 17042

Special Topics in Gender and Women's Studies I: Topic to be announced.. Selected areas of study pertinent to gender and women's studies. Course description to come.
Instructor:  Joline C. MacFarlan  jolinemacfarlan@mail.uri.edu


Special Topics in Women Stdy I (3 Units)

GWS  351 -- Section 0205 -- Course # 16623

Special Topics in Gender and Women's Studies I: Women in Film.. Selected areas of study pertinent to gender and women's studies. Course description to come.
Instructor:  Alexia M. Kosmider  alexiakosmider@mail.uri.edu


Men and Masculinities (3 Units)

GWS  360 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 10501

Men and Masculinities. Examines from a feminist perspective the values, beliefs, myths, realities, research, and writings about men and masculinities in contemporary United States life. Pre-requisite: WMS 150.
Instructor:  Keith R. Labelle  klabelle@uri.edu


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HEALTH SERVICE AND ADMINISTRATION 


Health Services Admin (3 Units)

HSA  360 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 12090

Health Services Administration. Introduction to key concepts and principles in health services administration through both didacting and experiential means. Pre-requisite: admission to BGS program as a health service administration major and a minimum of 60 credits.
Instructor:  William Springer  wspringer@uri.edu


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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE   


Survey Landscape Architecture (3 Units)

LAR  201 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 10471

Survey of Landscape Architecture. Introduction to landscape design theory and composition as an applied art form.
Instructor:  Farhad Atash  atash@uri.edu


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LETTERS   


Topics in Letters ( 3 Units)

LET  151 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 18453

Topics in Letters. Course description to come.
Instructor:  Lars Erickson  lars@uri.edu


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LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCES   


Intro-info Literacy (3 Units)

LIB  120 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 13530

Introduction to Information Literacy. Description to come.
Instructor:  Joanna M. Burkhardt  jburkhardt@mail.uri.edu


Collection Management (3 Units)

LSC  503 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 18749

Collection Management. Introduction to the process of collection building and management of resources including various formats and subjects for libraries or information centers. Community assessment, formulation of policies, procedures, and evaluation methods.
Instructor: Staff


Public Library Service (3 Units)

LSC  521 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 8250

Public Library Serviceealth Sciences Librarianship. Planning, evaluation, and programming in public libraries, with an emphasis on community analysis and responsive services. Development of a grant proposal or equivalent project required. Pre-requisite: LSC 502 or permission of instructor.
Instructor: Aaron Coutu aaroncoutu@aol.com


Health Sciences Librarianship (3 Units)

LSC  537 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 18559

Health Sciences Librarianship. Serves as an introduction to the field. Covers the literature, vocabulary, computer applications, reference tools, information retrieval, and environments relating to health sciences libraries. Pre-requisite: LSC 502 and LSC 504 or permission of instructor.
Instructor: Staff


Library/Information Services (3 Units)

LSC  557 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 14004

Library/Information Services. Introduction to research methods foor community analysis, information needs assessment, and evaluation of library and information services; critique of published research. Includes substantial paper involving significant independent study. Pre-requisite: completion of 15 credits or permission of instructor.
Instructor: Suellen S. Adams suellen@mac.com


LIS Professional Field Experience (1-6 Units)

LSC  595 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 12861

Health Sciences Librarianship. Directed field experience in approved LIS placement; required capstone for MLIS. 45 hours on-site per credit hour. Guided online discussion; face-to-face orientation and final poster session. Reflective portfolio. (Practicum). LSC 593 and LSC 595 may be repeated for a combined total of 6 credits. Pre-requisdite: 18 hours of LSC with a B average and permission of instructor.
Instructor: Staff


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MASTER'S IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION   


Organizational Behavior (3 Units)

MBA  502 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 15282

Organizational Behavior. Examination of the theory, research, and practice of organizational behavior in work settings, focusing on individual differences, communications, group dynamics, motivation, and leadership in the workplace. Graduate credit for students matriculated in the MBA and MS in Accounting programs. For additional information, see the ONLINE VIDEO.
Instructor:  Roy R. Twaddle  twaddle@mail.uri.edu


Financial Management (3 Units)

MBA  504 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 13287

Financial Management. Functions and responsibilities of financial managers. Examination of financial issues, both internal to the firm and arising from interaction with the financial system. Financial statement analysis, structure, valuation, markets, capital budgeting, working capital. Waiver exam available Graduate credit for students matriculated in the MBA and MS in Accounting programs Pre: MBA 500, MBA 503, ECN 590 or permission of instructor.
Instructor: Bing-Xuan Lin blin@uri.edu


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MATHEMATICS   


Topics in Mathematics ( 3 Units)

MTH  108 -- Section 0202 -- Course # 11646

Topics in Mathematics. Introduces the nonmathematics student to the spirit of mathematics and its applications. Presupposes no mathematical background beyond the University admission requirements. Pre-requisite: passing a placement test. Not open to Mathematics majors.
Instructor:  James Baglama  jbaglama@mail.uri.edu


Topics in Mathematics ( 3 Units)

MTH  108 -- Section 0203 -- Course # 17441

Topics in Mathematics. Introduces the nonmathematics student to the spirit of mathematics and its applications. Presupposes no mathematical background beyond the University admission requirements. Pre-requisite: passing a placement test. Not open to Mathematics majors.
Instructor: Prasanth George pgeorge@mail.uri.edu


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NONVIOLENCE AND PEACE STUDIES   


Peace Psychology (3 Units)

NVP  425 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 16479
Also listed as: PSY 245

Peace Psychology. Peace psychology combines aspects of cognitive, social, clinical and cross-cultural psychology that bear on the prevention of violence and the promotion of constructive nonviolent behavior.
Instructor:  Pamela H. Zappardino  zapinator@mail.uri.edu


Peace Psychology (3 Units)

NVP  425 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 16482
Also listed as: PSY 245

Peace Psychology. Peace psychology combines aspects of cognitive, social, clinical and cross-cultural psychology that bear on the prevention of violence and the promotion of constructive nonviolent behavior.
Instructor:  Pamela H. Zappardino  zapinator@mail.uri.edu


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NURSING


Human Sexuality (3 Units)

NUR  150 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 7050

Human Sexuality. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of individual and societal determinants in the development, integration, and expression of human sexuality and a code of sexual behavior.
Instructor: Pamela Elizabeth pelizabeth69ok@gmail.com


Human Sexuality (3 Units)

NUR  150 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 8058

Human Sexuality. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of individual and societal determinants in the development, integration, and expression of human sexuality and a code of sexual behavior.
Instructor: Tiffani S. Kisler  tkisler@uri.edu


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PHILOSOPHY   

Critical Thinking ( Units)

PHL  101 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 15879

Critical Thinking. Identification, formulation, and evaluation of both inductive and deductive patterns of reasoning. Consideration of topics such as probability, reasoning about causes, fallacies, foundations of argument, and the issues in logical theory.
Instructor:  William Krieger  krieger@mail.uri.edu


Introduction to Philosophy ( 3 Units)

PHL  103 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 5745

Critical Thinking. Identification, formulation, and evaluation of both inductive and deductive patterns of reasoning. Consideration of topics such as probability, reasoning about causes, fallacies, foundations of argument, and the issues in logical theory.
Instructor: Bethany G. Vaccaro bvaccaro@mail.uri.edu


Introduction to Philosophy ( 3 Units)

PHL  103 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 14271

Critical Thinking. Identification, formulation, and evaluation of both inductive and deductive patterns of reasoning. Consideration of topics such as probability, reasoning about causes, fallacies, foundations of argument, and the issues in logical theory.
Instructor: Alessandro Tomasi atomasi@mail.uri.edu


Social Philosophy ( Units)

PHL  217 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 19399

Social Philosophy. A systematic introduction to the philosophical problems of contemporary social relations: models of community, sources of alienation, property and ownership, the meaning of work and technology, human rights and freedom.
Instructor:  Zahra Meghani  meghaniz@mail.uri.edu



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PSYCHOLOGY 


Toward Self-Understanding (3 Units)

PSY  103 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 6294

Toward Self-Understanding. Individual and social problems of normal persons. Personality development, social behavior, and adjustment reactions with emphasis on increasing awareness of personal and interpersonal functioning.
Instructor:  Mary Zahm  mzahm@etal.uri.edu


History and Systems of Psych ( 3 Units)

PSY  310 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 12660

History and Systems of Psychology. Origins of psychological inquiry and theories of psychology. Transformations of theories and methods of inquiry through the history of our culture including contemporary systems and models of psychological functioning. Prerequisite: PSY 113.
Instructor: Kathryn K. Quina  kquina@mail.uri.edu


Intro to Multicultural Psych (3 Units)

PSY  399 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 8862
Also listed as: AAF 399

Intro to Multicultural Psychology. Introductory course focusing on multiculturalism as a major paradigm. Emphasizes the meaning of multiculturalism and associated principles, concepts, and sociocultural factors as related to assessment, intervention, and research.
Instructor:  Paul A. Anderer  pandererpsyd@hotmail.com


Intro to Multicultural Psych (3 Units)

PSY  399 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 13629
Also listed as: AAF 399

Intro to Multicultural Psychology. Introductory course focusing on multiculturalism as a major paradigm. Emphasizes the meaning of multiculturalism and associated principles, concepts, and sociocultural factors as related to assessment, intervention, and research.
Instructor:  Jay T. King  jay_king@mail.uri.edu


Peace Psychology ( Units)

PSY  425 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 12156
PSY  425 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 12522
Also listed as: NVP 425

Peace Psychology. Peace psychology combines aspects of cognitive, social, clinical and cross-cultural psychology that bear on the prevention of violence and the promotion of constructive nonviolent behavior.
Instructor:  Pamela H. Zappardino  zapinator@mail.uri.edu


App Behavior Analysis & Remed ( Units)

PSY  471 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 15015

Applied Behavior Analysis & Remediation. Study and application of behavioral approaches used to analyze and remediate behavioral problems of children and adults in educational and human service settings and everyday life.
Instructor:  Cooper Woodard  cwoodard@mail.uri.edu


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SUSTAINABILITY   


Environmental Dimensions of Communication (3 Units)

SUS 315 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 18473
Also listed as COM 315

Environmental Dimensions of Communication. Investigation of individual and mediated environmental messages, analysis and experimentation with the ways communication can affect environmental knowledge, attitudes and behavior, design of communication campaigns to affect resource use and ecological responsibility.
Instructor: Norbert Mundorf  nmumdorf@gmail.com


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URI101   


Traditions/BGS 100 (1 Units)

URI  101B -- Section 0200 -- Course # 14196

Tradition and Transformation. Traditions and Transformations in Lifelong Learning for BGS 100 Students.
Instructor: Staff


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WRITING 


Business Communications (3 Units)

WRT  227 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 6273

Business Communications. Basic business communications forms, group reports and presentations, effective use of electronic mail systems, and design of graphic aids for successful visual communication.
Pre-requisite: Open to business majors only. Students in UC_BU, BUS or UC_U
Instructor: Karen A. Haskell kmlyniec@mail.uri.edu


Business Communications (3 Units)

WRT  227 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 6276

Business Communications. Basic business communications forms, group reports and presentations, effective use of electronic mail systems, and design of graphic aids for successful visual communication.
Pre-requisite: Open to business majors only. Students in UC_BU, BUS or UC_UN
Instructor: Karen C. Ruhren kcarlo@etal.uri.edu


Writing In Electronic Environm (4 Units)

WRT  235 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 12996

Writing in an Electronic Environment. Includes writing with computers; e-mail; Internet; text on screen, graphic- and audio-enhanced text; desktop publishing; study of document design and the history of writing as shaped by technologies.
Instructor: Jeremiah W. Dyehouse jdyehouse@uri.edu


Writing Culture (4 Units)

WRT  302 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 15531

Writing Culture. Experience with non-canonical writings that sustain or reshape culture. May include profiles and biographies, reviews, food and fashion writing, liner and exhibition notes.
Instructor: Clarissa J. Walker clarissaw@my.uri.edu


Writing Culture (4 Units)

WRT  302 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 15534

Writing Culture. Experience with non-canonical writings that sustain or reshape culture. May include profiles and biographies, reviews, food and fashion writing, liner and exhibition notes.
Instructor: Clarissa J. Walker clarissaw@my.uri.edu


Public Writing (4 Units)

WRT  303 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 13002

Public Writing. Writing in the public sphere. Emphasizes civic literacy, democratic discourse, and writing for social change. May include letters, public documents, electronic forums, activist publications, legislative texts.
Instructor: Jamie Remillard jrem6075@my.uri.edu


Public Writing (4 Units)

WRT  303 -- Section 0201 -- Course # 14499

Public Writing. Writing in the public sphere. Emphasizes civic literacy, democratic discourse, and writing for social change. May include letters, public documents, electronic forums, activist publications, legislative texts.
Instructor: Joannah Portman-Daley joannahportman@mail.uri.edu


Travel Writing (4 Units)

WRT  305 -- Section 0200 -- Course # 13257

Travel Writing. Writing about places both new and familiar. Emphasis on descriptive techniques, the use of facts, and different critical and cultural perspectives. May include place journals, book reviews, proposals, non-fiction essays.
Instructor: Heather L. Johnson heather_johnson@mail.uri.edu


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