For students, WAC is most visible through the writing-intensive courses.
Under the new Core Curriculum, students are required to take a series of writing- and speaking-intensive courses throughout their college career.
To be considered writing-intensive, a course must require significant writing. This would be satisfied by three papers, each being a minimum of five pages, or any requirement comparable to this. In addition to the number of pages, the student must be given regular and continuing feedback on his/her written work.
This sequence begins with English 101 Writing I and English 102 Writing II. Writing I focuses on introducing students to college-level argumentative writing; Writing II builds on Writing 1 and focuses on the use of research and secondary sources in academic writing. (Click here to see learning outcomes for Writing I and II ).
In addition to these two introductory writing courses, students will take a minimum of three to four writing-intensive courses:
For a list of writing-intensive courses in the distribution areas and writing-intensive upper-level courses in the majors, click here.
Last Modified: November 7, 2007