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College of Communication & Creative Arts - Writing Arts

Rowan University


If you are a Writing Arts major or minor, or have chosen the Writing Arts sequence in your Liberal Studies major, you are required to take Portfolio Seminar.

​Note to minors and Liberal Studies students: Once you sign up for Portfolio Seminar, you will be assigned a faculty member from Writing Arts to read your analysis statement, which is written during the class.

Please review the Commonly Asked Questions—By Students if you are planning to take Portfolio Seminar and wondering why the schedule says TBA, if you're wondering what semester is best for you to take the course, or to address other questions about the course.

The Department of Writing Arts has adopted a set of core values we want our undergraduates to understand and learning outcomes we want them to achieve. Whether you plan to be a professional writer, teacher of young writers, or something else, we believe all students should understand and practice these core values.

Portfolio Seminar is one of two senior-level capstone courses (along with Evaluating Writing) in the Writing Arts undergraduate programs. Portfolio Seminar is a one-credit course for which you submit an electronic portfolio of work (five distinct pieces) completed during your Writing Arts career, about which you will write an extended reflection, called the Analysis Statement. The portfolio, including the Analysis Statement, once fully drafted, will undergo peer-review, and then after you complete the Analysis Statement, your advisor will review and evaluate it. For all students in the College of Communication and Creative Arts, your advisor is now listed in Banner on your GRAD screen. Please follow this link for Student Self Service and log into your account.

Portfolio Seminar provides you the opportunity to reflect on your Writing Arts career via the Analysis Statement (or AS), in which you demonstrates your understanding of the department’s core values and having achieved the correlative learning outcomes through your writing performances included in the portfolio. The AS will constitute the major portion of your Portfolio Seminar grade.

Any questions should be directed to your advisor or the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Programs, Drew Kopp (kopp[at] or 856-256-4500 ext. 3416), who is also responsible for administering Portfolio Seminar.

The Analysis Statement

Core Values and Learning Outcomes

Questions Concerning Core Values

Portfolio Contents and Uploading Hints

Checklist for Portfolio Seminar

Holistic Grading Rubric for Portfolio Seminar

Commonly Asked Questions about Portfolio Seminar
By Students
By Instructors

​For further information, contact:
Drew Kopp
Undergraduate Programs Coordinator
856-256-4500 ext. 3416