WRS - Writing Studies

Offered By:
Faculty of Arts

Below are the courses available from the WRS subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times

WRS 100 - Topics in Academic Writing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An introduction to the theory and practice of writing in various disciplines. Prerequisites: None.


WRS 101 - Exploring Writing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This workshop course focuses on both the theory and practice of the writing process to help students experience firsthand how university writers enter into rich ongoing conversations by engaging with the words and ideas of others.


WRS 102 - Writing in the Disciplines View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

A blended learning course (combining online work and one weekly in-person meeting) that introduces students to academic writing in three broad areas: humanities, social sciences, and sciences. No prerequisite. May not be repeated. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


Starting: 2021-09-01

WRS 102 - Writing in the Disciplines

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

A blended learning course (combining online work and one weekly in-person meeting) that introduces students to academic writing in three broad areas: humanities, social sciences, and sciences. No prerequisite. May not be repeated. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.


WRS 103 - An Introduction to Writing in the Sciences View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Basic principles and genres of writing for science students. Note: Restricted to students in the Faculty of Science.


WRS 104 - Writing Persuasive Arguments View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Introduction to the principles, theories and practice of writing well supported and convincing arguments.


WRS 201 - Peer Tutor Training in Writing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Introduction to practices and strategies for tutoring undergraduate writers focusing on online and ESL writers. Prerequisites: *3 WRS at the 100 level.


WRS 204 - Introduction to Technical Writing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Analysis of and practice in key genres, processes, and strategies for technical communication. Prerequisites: *6 selected from 100-level ENGL or 100-level WRS, or consent of instructor.


WRS 206 - Writing Special Effects: Rhetorical Grammar and Style View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Analysis of and practice in sentence structures to create/alter meaning and voice in nonfiction prose. Prerequisites: *6 selected from 100-level ENGL or 100-level WRS (or consent of instructor).


WRS 210 - Introduction to Professional Communication View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Analysis of and practice in key genres, processes, and strategies for professional communication. Prerequisites: *6 selected from 100-level ENGL or 100-level WRS, or consent of instructor.


WRS 301 - Introduction to Writing Centre Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Introduces students to the primary themes of interdisciplinary writing studies and collaborative learning necessary to successfully work as peer writing coaches in a university writing centre. Building on the foundation of theory, the course guides students through coaching sessions to synthesize an appropriate coaching practice. Prerequisites: *6 selected from 100-level ENGL or 100-level WRS (or consent of instructor).


WRS 305 - Risk Communication View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Basic principles and processes of written forms of risk communication within the context of theoretical issues of the public's right to know, rhetorical effectiveness, cultural awareness, and ethics. Prerequisites: *6 selected from 100-level ENGL or 100-level WRS or consent of the instructor.


WRS 311 - Editing Texts View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Students will learn the skills required to transform manuscripts into publishable form for print and digital platforms. Prerequisites: *6 selected from 100-level ENGL or 100-level WRS (or consent of instructor).


WRS 450 - Capstone Portfolio Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Revision of documents and writing of new documents to create a portfolio of writing. Prerequisites: *12 selected from WRS, or consent of instructor.


WRS 497 - Special Topics in Writing Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: Consent of Program [Office of Interdisciplinary Studies].


WRS 500 - Academic Writing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This workshop course examines how to create persuasive, well-supported arguments in different genres in academic writing in all disciplines. Graduate students at all levels in all disciplines are welcome.


WRS 580 - Directed Reading in Writing Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of program.


WRS 601 - Composition Theory View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

WRS 603 - Writing Centre Theory View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Introducing students to research in writing studies with a focus on writing in the disciplines and in writing centres.


WRS 604 - Writing and Disciplinarity View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.

WRS 605 - Issues in Second Language Writing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.