All coursework is
conducted through the internet and students can enroll from anywhere in the world.
The course is in session during OU semesters and in addition, when
available through Independent Study, enrollment is continuous when
vacancies occur. This course started in 1996 and has been taught
and revised continuously since then.
course is primarily intended to improve writing skills -- but students
do so while developing strategies for using computers in the writing
process. Language proficiency from basic grammar to stylistic polish is
emphasized as a platform for higher concerns of structure and insight.
Computers are used as both content and tool. Assignments are drawn from
a range of styles and forms: descriptive, personal essay, narrative,
investigative, comparative, persuasive, analytical, and interpretive.
Critiquing of papers examines style, structure, and logic as in any
composition course.. (offered since 1995)
Lab-based. This course uses a familiar art to illuminate and improve
writing skills. Movies give students a colorful, energetic source
of ideas and content to work with as they practice and experiment with
clarity, structure, fluency, and rhetorical control.