Writing About the Arts and Humanities

Writing About the Arts and Humanities
Writing for both academic and mass audiences about the functions, meanings, values, and qualities of art and the humanities. Library research paper.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesFirst-year writing, junior or senior status.
 NoteCarries GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication credit.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 OfferedHonors also.
 ProgramsContaining ENGL 311
Course Outcomes


Employ informed and flexible processes for writing and speaking, including creating and/or finding ideas, evidence, and data to write about; planning and drafting; revising; editing; and designing or presenting a message so that it is successfully understood by a specified audience.


Write coherent and unified texts, including effective introductions, clear thesis statements, supporting details, transitions, and strong conclusions.

Rhetorical Situation

Use various methods of invention, organization, and style to adapt written and oral forms of communication to a specific rhetorical situation.


Utilize the library and electronic resources to locate relevant information, assess its reliability and usefulness, and effectively and ethically incorporate it into their own writing by following an appropriate style of documentation.

Peer Revision

Effectively evaluate and comment on the writing of others to facilitate revision.


Write in a correct, clear, and graceful prose style.


Write and speak effectively about the arts to academic and general audiences and for a variety of purposes.

Critical Reading

Critically read and evaluate different artistic mediums as well as scholarship in the humanities.