Writing Courses

Below are all of the writing courses available to undergraduate and graduate students at Northwestern.

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

(Note: Some course description links may not be for the current quarter. These are links to give you the most accurate description of the course. Always check with the Registrar's Office for the most current class schedules.)

School Course Title Course # UG/G
WCAS Freshman Seminar Programs 101-6 FRESH ONLY
WCAS Freshman Seminar Programs 105-6 FRESH ONLY
WCAS-WRT Expository Writing 105-0 UG
WCAS-ITAL Intensive Italian 133-3 UG
WCAS-FRENCH Writing Workshop 202-0 UG
WCAS-WRT Intermediate Composition 205-0 UG
WCAS-ENG Reading & Writing Poetry 206-0 UG **
WCAS-ENG Reading & Writing Fiction 207-0 UG **
WCAS-ENG English Literary Traditions 210-2 UG
WCAS-ENG Intro Seminar-Reading & Interpretation 298-0 UG
WCAS-FRENCH Advanced French Composition 302-0 UG
WCAS-ENG Theory and Practice of Poetry 393-F UG **
WCAS-ENG Theory and Practice of Fiction 394-F UG **
WCAS-ENG Style in Literature 395-0 UG
WCAS-FRENCH Writing Tutorial 495-0 G

* Undergraduate (UG) & Graduate (G)
** Part of a Designated Writing Sequence

School of Communication

(Note: Some course description links may not be for the current quarter. These are links to give you the most accurate description of the course. Always check with the Registrar's Office for the most current class schedules.)

School Course Title Course # UG/G
SOC-COMM Masters in Writing for Stage & Screenwriting VARIES G
SOC-COMM Speech Writing 221 UG
SOC-RTVF Creative Writing for the Media Program VARIES UG
SOC-RTVF Foundations of Screenwriting 260-0 UG **
SOC-RTVF Topics in Screenwriting 360 UG/G
SOC-FTVF Advanced Writing for Media-Screenwriting 464 UG/G
SOC-THEAT Playwriting 346-1, 2, 3 UG **

* Undergraduate (UG) & Graduate (G)
** Part of a Designated Writing Sequence

Medill School of Journalism

(Note: Some course description links may not be for the current quarter. These are links to give you the most accurate description of the course. Always check with the Registrar's Office for the most current class schedules.)

School Course Title Course # UG/G
MEDILL Editing and Writing the News 201 UG
MEDILL History of Issues of Journalism 202 UG
MEDILL News Writing and Reporting 301 UG
MEDILL Newspaper Editing and Writing 340-0 UG
MEDILL Magazine Writing 350 UG
MEDILL Magazine Editing 351 UG
MEDILL Broadcast Writing 360 UG
MEDILL Literary Journalism 375 UG
MEDILL Journalism of Empathy 371 UG
MEDILL Investigative Journalism 373 UG
MEDILL Analytical Reporting 374 UG
MEDILL Reporting Across Race and Culture 377 UG
MEDILL Journalism Methods: Writing 400-1 G
MEDILL New Media Storytelling 405 G
MEDILL Magazine Editing 424-1 G
MEDILL Magazine Writing 424-0 G

* Undergraduate (UG) & Graduate (G)
** Part of a Designated Writing Sequence

Writing Arts

(Note: Some course description links may not be for the current quarter. These are links to give you the most accurate description of the course. Always check with the Registrar's Office for the most current class schedules.)

School Course Title Course # UG/G
WRT ARTS Modes of Writing 115-116 FRESH ONLY **
WRT ARTS Art of Fiction 301 UG
WRT-ARTS Art of Poetry 302 UG
WRT-ARTS Art of Nonfiction 303 UG

* Undergraduate (UG) & Graduate (G)
** Part of a Designated Writing Sequence

School of Continuing Studies

(Note: Some course description links may not be for the current quarter. These are links to give you the most accurate description of the course. Always check with the Registrar's Office for the most current class schedules.)

School Course Title Course # UG/G
SCS-MCW Masters of Arts in Creative Writing (complete program info) VARIOUS G
SCS-MCW Special Topics in Creative Writing (Grad students from other departments are eligible to take the MCW 490 Special Topics in Creative Writing classes) 490-0 G

* Undergraduate (UG) & Graduate (G)
** Part of a Designated Writing Sequence

School of Education and Social Policy

(Note: Some course description links may not be for the current quarter. These are links to give you the most accurate description of the course. Always check with the Registrar's Office for the most current class schedules.)

School Course Title Course # UG/G
SESP Foundations of Writing Processes MS_ED 420 G

* Undergraduate (UG) & Graduate (G)
** Part of a Designated Writing Sequence

Law School

(Note: Some course description links may not be for the current quarter. These are links to give you the most accurate description of the course. Always check with the Registrar's Office for the most current class schedules.)

School Course Title Course # UG/G
LAW Communication & Legal Reasoning 540 G/JD
LAW Basic Contract Drafting 622 G/JD
LAW Common Law Reasoning 910 G/LLM
LAW Narrative Structures 642 G/JD
LAW Advanced Legal Communication 610 G/JD
LAW Writing for Professional Audiences and Beyond 614 G/JD

* Undergraduate (UG) & Graduate (G)
** Part of a Designated Writing Sequence

Kellogg School of Management

(Note: Some course description links may not be for the current quarter. These are links to give you the most accurate description of the course. Always check with the Registrar's Office for the most current class schedules.)

School Course Title Course # UG/G
KELLOGG Writing in Organizations MOS-449-A G

* Undergraduate (UG) & Graduate (G)
** Part of a Designated Writing Sequence

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

(Note: Some course description links may not be for the current quarter. These are links to give you the most accurate description of the course. Always check with the Registrar's Office for the most current class schedules.)

School Course Title Course # UG/G
MEAS Engineering Design & Communications ENGL 106-1, 2 UG
MEAS Communicate Effectively: Graphs, Tables, Diagrams 397-02 UG

* Undergraduate (UG) & Graduate (G)
** Part of a Designated Writing Sequence

Feinberg School of Medicine

(Note: Some course description links may not be for the current quarter. These are links to give you the most accurate description of the course. Always check with the Registrar's Office for the most current class schedules.)

School Course Title Course #
FEIN First-Year Medical Humanities Seminar BIOETHICS 404
FEIN Literature and Medicine BIOETHICS 404