HUMCOL, ARTSSCI, and CSTW, Oh My!
If you’ve had a little bit of trouble registering for your required Minor in Professional Writing classes this semester, don’t worry—you’re not the only one!
Back when Ohio State was on the quarter system, all Minor in Professional Writing courses had the course prefix HUMCOL, which was short for the College of Humanities. Not long before the shift to semesters, the College of Humanities became a part of the larger College of Arts and Sciences, which caused the course prefix to switch to ARTSSCI. Until right around December 2012, all of our courses could be found by looking under the Arts and Sciences section on Buckeyelink.
Now, we have our very own course prefix: CSTW, for the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing.
While all of these shifts may be a bit confusing, we’re delighted to have all of the CSTW’s courses grouped together. Now, students interested in studying and teaching writing can find all of the classes in this area listed on a single page of Buckeyelink. (And if you’re trying to do just that, it’s listed as “Ctr for Study&Teaching Writing.” We didn’t pick that part!)
In addition to CSTW 4150, Cultures of Professional Writing, and CSTW 4191, the Internship in Professional Writing, students can also take one of the minor’s electives, CSTW 3467S, each spring and CSTW 4157S, An Undergraduate Writing Experience for Social Change. While only the first three are courses for the minor, all of them share an emphasis on the practice of writing.
What’s more, our classes no longer follow a list of dozens of Arts and Sciences survey classes; plus, we have room for expansion if and when new writing-focused classes housed in the CSTW are added.
We appreciate your patience as we make changes to better serve all of our students. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions about registering for classes, the minor’s coursework, and how it can fit into your schedule. The Assistant Coordinator of the Minor in Professional Writing, Alexis Martina, can be reached by email at email@example.com.
The Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing is moving across the Oval.
Effective April 30, 2013, CSTW will be permanently located in 4132 Smith Lab. The Writing Center will offer tutoring summer term (starting June 10) at Thompson Library in the area behind the first floor information desk, opposite the elevators. It will not be open during May term