The Writing Across-the-Curriculum requirement can be accomplished in any part of a student’s curriculum, including major courses, electives, and other Liberal Studies courses, with the exception of the English Composition I and II courses taken to fulfill the Liberal Studies Learning Skills requirements.
The National Council of Teachers of English recommends class sizes of no more than twenty for composition courses (NCTE, 1999). It is recommended that Writing Across-the-Curriculum courses enroll no more than twenty-five students per section.
Syllabi for courses designed to fulfill the Written Communication Competency-Across-the-Curriculum requirement must provide course content that enables students to achieve the Expected Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes identified below. Course proposals may identify additional objectives from the list of Expected Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes as appropriate to the course content.
Empowered Learners are critical thinkers who demonstrate intellectual agility and creativity and the ability to manage or create change. They are able to derive meaning from experience and observation. They communicate well in diverse settings and employ various strategies to solve problems. They are empowered through mastery of intellectual and practical skills.
As Empowered Learners, students will demonstrate:
Responsible Learners are engaged citizens of a diverse democratic society who have a deep sense of social responsibility and ethical judgment. They are responsible for their personal actions and civic values.
As Responsible Learners, students will demonstrate:
Proposals for courses designed to fulfill the Liberal Studies Written Communication Competency-Across-the-Curriculum requirement must include:
All courses meeting this competency will establish the following common learning objectives: