Aurora University

Writing (WRI)

WRI-1810-9  Selected Topics in Writing  (Variable semester hours)  

This course will address a specific area of study in Writing not already covered by other course offerings. Prerequisites vary by topic.

WRI-2010  Professional and Technical Writing  (4 semester hours)  

This course will provide students with an introduction to the study and practice of professional writing in business, technical and other contexts. Students will learn how to research, plan, draft and evaluate documents for a variety of communication situations. Careers for professional writers also will be covered.

Prerequisite(s): ENG-1000.
WRI-2220  Digital Content Writing  (4 semester hours)  

In this course, students will learn the basics of writing for communication contexts (as opposed to academic), including journalism, public relations, podcast, and online and social media environments. Interviewing techniques, writing leads, Associated Press style, and basic editing will be covered. This course will prepare students to write in the style of public relations, journalism and media.

WRI-2810-9  Selected Topics in Writing  (Variable semester hours)  

This course will address a specific area of study in Writing not already covered by other course offerings. Prerequisites vary by topic.

WRI-3010  Creative Nonfiction  (4 semester hours)  

This workshop focuses on the writing of nonfiction essays and personal memoirs, using modern and contemporary examples of the genre as models and inspiration, which will expose students to a wide range of literary fiction. Students will implement strategies of in-depth research in their planning and production of substantial essays.

Prerequisite(s): ENG-2060.
WRI-3210/SUS-4100  Grant Writing and Fundraising  (4 semester hours)  

This course prepares students for writing grants and participating in fundraising activities. The course will utilize experiential methods and real world examples in teaching the skills necessary to maximize successful outcomes in the grant writing process. Additionally, the course will teach fundamental components of the fundraising process through a combination of experiential learning and research instruction, as students participate in activities, such as designing newsletters or organizing and presenting in public forums. Open to environmental studies or professional writing majors only.

Additional fee required

WRI-3810-9  Selected Topics in Writing  (Variable semester hours)  

This course will address a specific area of study in Writing not already covered by other course offerings. Prerequisites vary by topic.

WRI-4810-9  Selected Topics in Writing  (Variable semester hours)  

This course will address a specific area of study in Writing not already covered by other course offerings. Prerequisites vary by topic.

WRI-4940  Professional Writing Internship  (4 semester hours)  

The purpose of the Professional Writing Internship is to enable Aurora University students to acquire work experiences in the professional writer's world. The internship provides a practical experience in a structured employment environment. Students may repeat this course involving a different internship experience for a maximum of 12 semester hours. Open to professional writing majors only. Permission of the instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission.
WRI-4990/GRD-4990  Digital Portfolio Capstone  (4 semester hours)  

This capstone course is required of all Graphic Design and Professional Writing majors in their senior year. Students will complete individual term projects that will demonstrate their ability to integrate theoretical and practical aspects of their chosen major. The seminar will center on project development and the creation of a portfolio. Open to professional writing or graphic design majors only.

Prerequisite(s): Senior-level standing.