WRITING 420 - Minor in Writing Capstone
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of department.
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:

The Capstone Course of the Minor in Writing allows you to consolidate your achievements in writing and “cap off” those achievements with a substantial piece of writing that showcases your abilities and interests. Your Capstone Portfolio and Project will serve as the tangible proof of the Minor and embody for a variety of audiences your individuality as a writer, creator, and thinker. You're invited produce writing, through drafting and revision, that is uniquely your own but which also stands alone in terms of its depth, focus, and rigor.

This course also directly builds on the work of your Gateway Course. As you know from that course, and from your experience since, you’re all incredibly diverse in terms of background, discipline, and writerly interests. This course is an excellent opportunity to solidify the community you’ve been developing since the Gateway Course, learn from each other, and help each other create excellent, polished work that exceeds the standards you set for yourselves.

Course Requirements:

This course has four basic requirements:

    •The Capstone Portfolio
    •The Evolutionary Essay (including drafts and an annotated bibliography)
    •The Capstone Project (including a proposal, a production plan, and drafts)
    •Additional drafts, exercises, peer reviews, and blog entries

The Capstone Portfolio, a composition in itself, will house your Capstone Project, selected artifacts, and an essay focused on a theme (or themes) of your writing development. Item 4 represents a choice of activities for you to shape your grade, develop your writing, and build community with your peers.

Intended Audience:

Minor in Writing Seniors

Class Format:


WRITING 420 - Minor in Writing Capstone
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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