At URI, there is no single required writing course – we encourage you to choose the one that is right for you and your goals. Thus, we offer many ways for you to fulfill your General Education writing requirement. Please explore your options below, and ask your advisor for further guidance.
WRT 104: Writing to Inform and Explain – An introduction to writing in a wide range of situations, including academic and public writing. Available Fall, Spring and Summer, Face-to-face only.
Take this if…you want to write clearly and effectively in many genres for many different situations.
WRT 106: Introduction to Research Writing – Guided practice in research-informed writing for many purposes. Available Fall and Spring, face-to-face.
Take this if…you think you need additional support learning how to write “researched” papers at the college level.
WRT 201: Writing Argumentative and Persuasive Texts – Multiple and sustained arguments working with rhetorical appeals.
Take this if…you have the confidence to skip over the 100-level and you want to work on critical thinking and clarity in persuasive writing. Available Fall, Spring, Summer and in Providence. Face-to-face only.
WRT 227: Business Communications – Project-based assignments in a business context.
Take this if…You want to practice writing on the job and learn common business genres. Available Fall, Spring, and Summer and in Providence. Online and face-to-face only.
WRT 332: Technical Writing – Project-based assignments for users of technical information.
Take this if…You want to practice writing on the job and learn common technical writing genres. Available Fall, Spring, and Summer and in Providence. Online and face-to-face only.