WRITING 420 - Minor in Writing Capstone
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
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Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of WRITING 220 and a majority of course requirements for the Minor in Writing program.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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This Minor in Writing Capstone Course enables you to synthesize your writing achievements and enact a substantial project of your design that showcases your abilities and interests and engages a wider audience. You will design the writing project to be hosted on a digital project site.

We will engage in different kinds of writing this semester to build and support this Capstone project, including mini-assignments designed to help you brainstorm, draft, and gather other writing tools; informal reading responses and ideas-testing; and various types of reflective writing.

This course builds directly on the shared vocabulary and concepts from Gateway. As you know from that course, and from your experience since, you’re part of an incredibly diverse group in terms of background, disciplines, and writerly interests. This course provides an opportunity to solidify the community you’ve been developing since Gateway, learn from each other, and help each other create excellent, significant work that exceeds the standards you set for yourselves.

Course Requirements:

A substantial, research-based writing project, various small assignments designed to support and scaffold the writing of this project, and a digital project site.

Intended Audience:

Minor in Writing Seniors.

Class Format:

Seminar style format composed of full-class and small group discussions, student presentations, and peer review.

Course Testing/Assessment:  Capstone project and reflective materials


WRITING 420 - Minor in Writing Capstone
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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