2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

General Education Requirements, cont'd

Writing Requirements

Students who intend to graduate with a baccalaureate degree are required to have passed at least three courses with a WR indicator.  WRIT 101 is required.  The second course must be one of the following:  WRIT 201, WRIT 220, WRIT 122, or WRIT 121.  The third course must have a WR indicator and be selected in consultation with an advisor.  The WR indicates that the course requires at least one extensive and evaluated writing assignment.  To identify these courses refer to the Course Descriptions section (see page 305).

In addition to passing at least three WR courses, each student is required to undertake and successfully complete a writing project as determined by their major department(s).  The writing project will be evaluated on the following skill categories:

  • Audience Awareness
  • Clarity
  • Content
  • Development of an Idea
  • Purpose 
  • Mechanics
  • Organization
  • Conciseness
  • Originality
  • Reflectivity

Additional categories may be added by the departments.  For more specific information about the writing project, students should contact the department chair in their major(s) or their faculty advisor.

Experiential Learning Requirement

Students who intend to graduate with a baccalaureate degree are required to take and pass at least one course of experiential learning.  Examples are student teaching, internships, undergraduate research, cooperative education experiences, practica, experiences abroad, and senior projects.

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