Writing-Intensive Course Requirement

The purpose of the writing-intensive course (WIC) requirement is to assist undergraduates in becoming effective writers within their major discipline. Building on earlier writing courses, the WIC focuses on writing forms and standards used in the professional life of the discipline. Through these courses, students should understand and experience the ways in which writing shapes and enhances the acquisition and communication of knowledge.

All writing-intensive courses must meet the following criteria:

  • Be designed, at least in part, to help students become effective writers in a specific discipline
  • Involve a substantial amount of writing
  • Provide at least one writing assignment where there is an opportunity for guided revision before grading occurs

Requirements

  1. As part of the requirements for any baccalaureate, all students must satisfy the writing-intensive course requirement.
  2. At least one upper-division course from the writing-intensive course list must be completed with a minimum C grade.
  3. Students should fulfill the requirement by taking a course in the major. In rare instances, a student may use a writing-intensive course from another discipline if approved by the student's major department or school.

Courses

ACCT 43010PRINCIPLES OF AUDITING AND CONTROL (ELR) (WIC) 3
ADED 32142PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING ADOLESCENTS (WIC) 3
AERN 45791AVIATION SECURITY AND POLICY SEMINAR (WIC) 3
AERN 45850AIRCRAFT DESIGN II (WIC) 3
ANTH 38480ARCHAEOLOGICAL ANALYSIS (ELR) (WIC) 3
ANTH 48214POLITICS OF CULTURE (ELR) (WIC) 3
ANTH 48830HUMAN BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION (DIVG) (ELR) (WIC) 3
ARCH 30001SITE DESIGN (WIC) 1
ARCH 40001SUSTAINABLE DESIGN (WIC) 1
ARCS 40114THEORY AND CRITICISM IN ARCHITECTURAL MEDIA (WIC) 3
ART 40007ARTS ENGAGEMENT: INTERPRETING FOR A COMMUNITY (WIC) 3
ART 40008PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES IN VISUAL ARTS (WIC) 3
ARTE 41192ART EDUCATION: FIELD EXPERIENCE (ELR) (WIC) 3
ARTH 42000RESEARCH AND WRITING IN ART HISTORY (WIC) 3
ASL 39223SOCIOLINGUISTICS OF THE DEAF COMMUNITY (WIC) 3
ASL 49309INTRODUCTION TO DEAF STUDIES (ELR) (WIC) 3
ATTR 43018ETHICS FOR ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (WIC) 3
BSCI 40159MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY (ELR) (WIC) 3
BSCI 40520BEHAVIORAL EVOLUTION (WIC) 3
BSCI 40600WRITING IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (WIC) 1
BTEC 40210CASE STUDIES IN BIOTECHNOLOGY (WIC) 3
CACM 41010RECONCILIATION VERSUS REVENGE: TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE (DIVG) (WIC) 3
CACM 42020QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (WIC) 3
CHEM 30107ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (WIC) 1
CHEM 30108ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II (WIC) 2
CHEM 40251ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (WIC) 2
CLAS 41304LATIN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION (ELR) (WIC) 3
CLAS 41503GREEK LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION (ELR) (WIC) 3
CMGT 33092CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP (ELR) (WIC) 1-3
COMM 35864ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (WIC) 3
COMM 40001ADVANCED INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (WIC) 3
COMM 45902COMMUNICATION AND INFLUENCE (WIC) 3
COMT 36318SURVEY OF INFORMATION SECURITY, INTERNET FRAUD AND COMPUTER FORENSICS (WIC) 3
CS 33006SOCIAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN COMPUTING (WIC) 3
CS 44901SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (ELR) (WIC) 4
CS 48102GAME DEVELOPMENT PRACTICUM (ELR) (WIC) 4
CS 49901CAPSTONE PROJECT (ELR) (WIC) 4
CTTE 46001ORGANIZATION OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (WIC) 3
CTTE 46018DISADVANTAGED YOUTH IN CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (WIC) 3
DAN 47163DANCE HISTORY II (WIC) 3
DSCI 41510PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND TEAM DYNAMICS (WIC) 3
ECED 40126DEVELOPMENTAL READING AND WRITING:EARLY YEARS (WIC) 3
ECED 40127DEVELOPING A BALANCED LITERACY PROGRAM (WIC) 3
ECON 42191SENIOR SEMINAR IN ECONOMICS (WIC) 3
EDST 44004RESEARCH AND WRITINGS IN EDUCATIONAL STUDIES (WIC) 3
ENG 30001ENGLISH STUDIES (WIC) 3
ENG 31006WORLD ENGLISHES (DIVG) (WIC) 3
ENG 41001SOCIOLINGUISTICS IN SCHOOLING (DIVD) (WIC) 3
ENG 49091SENIOR SEMINAR (ELR) (WIC) 3
ENTR 37080NEW VENTURE CREATION (WIC) 3
ENVS 42099INTEGRATIVE SENIOR PROJECT (WIC) 2
EXSC 45080PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE (WIC) 3
FDM 35010CONTEMPORARY FASHION DESIGNERS (WIC) 3
FDM 40291SEMINAR IN FASHION MERCHANDISING (WIC) 3
FIN 46059FINANCIAL POLICY (ELR) (WIC) 3
FR 33335INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH THEATRE (ELR) (WIC) 3
FR 33336INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH POETRY (ELR) (WIC) 3
FR 33337INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH LITERARY PROSE (ELR) (WIC) 3
FR 43230ADVANCED TRANSLATION PRACTICE:FRENCH (WIC) 3
GEOG 40191SEMINAR IN GEOGRAPHY (ELR) (WIC) 3
GEOG 44010GEOGRAPHY OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY (WIC) 3
GEOL 34061INVERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY (WIC) 4
GER 41216CONTEMPORARY GERMAN CULTURE (ELR) (WIC) 3
GER 41230ADVANCED TRANSLATION PRACTICE: GERMAN (ELR) (WIC) 3
GER 41330TWENTIETH-CENTURY GERMAN AUTHORS (ELR) (WIC) 3
GER 41365CLASSICAL GERMAN LITERATURE (ELR) (WIC) 3
GERO 44030ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING (WIC) 3
HED 32542METHODS AND APPLICATIONS OF HEALTH EDUCATION (WIC) 5
HIST 42297COLLOQUIUM:CHINA AND JAPAN (WIC) 3
HIST 43797COLLOQUIUM ON VICTORIAN ENGLAND (WIC) 3
HIST 48697COLLOQUIUM:U.S. MIDDLE PERIOD, 1820-1900 (WIC) 3
HIST 49091SENIOR SEMINAR IN HISTORY (ELR) (WIC) 3
HM 43027HOSPITALITY HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (WIC) 3
HORT 36025PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN HORTICULTURE (WIC) 3
ID 44534HISTORY OF INTERIORS TO 1600 (WIC) 4
ID 44631INQUIRY FOR EVIDENCE BASED DESIGN (WIC) 1
IGST 40099SENIOR PROJECT (ELR) (WIC) 3
IHS 44091PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN INTEGRATED HEALTH STUDIES (WIC) 3
ILS 42592MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY PRACTICUM (ELR) (WIC) 3
INS 39001INSURANCE OPERATIONS (WIC) 3
INS 49020LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE OPERATIONS (WIC) 3
INS 49021PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE OPERATIONS (WIC) 3
ITAL 35331EARLY ITALIAN LITERATURE (WIC) 3
ITAL 35332RECENT ITALIAN LITERATURE (ELR) (WIC) 3
JMC 31002ADVERTISING COPYWRITING (WIC) 3
JMC 40010ETHICS AND ISSUES IN MASS COMMUNICATION (WIC) 3
JMC 48001MEDIA RELATIONS AND PUBLICITY (WIC) 3
MATH 40055ACTUARIAL MATHEMATICS I (ELR) (WIC) 4
MATH 41001INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ALGEBRA I (ELR) (WIC) 3
MATH 41002INTRODUCTION TO MODERN ALGEBRA II (ELR) (WIC) 3
MATH 42001INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS I (ELR) (WIC) 3
MATH 42002INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS II (ELR) (WIC) 3
MATH 42039MODELING PROJECTS (ELR) (WIC) 3
MCED 40006READING AND WRITING IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD (WIC) 6
MIS 44048SOFTWARE INTEGRATION (ELR) (WIC) 3
MIS 44065STRATEGIES IN PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (WIC) 3
MIS 44163GLOBAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (WIC) 3
MIS 44445GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (WIC) 3
MKTG 45084MARKETING POLICIES AND STRATEGIES (ELR) (WIC) 3
MMTG 35011MARKETING TOOLS (WIC) 3
MUS 32212MUSIC HISTORY II (WIC) 3
MUS 42165HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY POPULAR MUSIC (DIVD) (WIC) 3
NURS 30070HEALTH CARE POLICY (WIC) 3
NURS 40005PROFESSIONAL NURSING DEVELOPMENT (WIC) 3
NURS 47000CAPSTONE CLINICAL FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE (WIC) 3
NURS 47001CAPSTONE FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE (WIC) 3
NUTR 43013EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN NUTRITION (WIC) 3
PAS 37000ORAL AND WRITTEN DISCOURSES IN PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES (WIC) 3
PAS 47091SENIOR SEMINAR IN PAN-AFRICAN STUDIES (WIC) 3
PEP 35010PSYCHOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF MOTOR BEHAVIOR (WIC) 3
PH 44000HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) 3
PHIL 31001ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY (WIC) 3
PHIL 31002MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY (WIC) 3
PHIL 31003CONTINENTAL RATIONALISM (WIC) 3
PHIL 31004BRITISH EMPIRICISM (WIC) 3
PHIL 31005GERMAN CRITICAL PHILOSOPHY (WIC) 3
PHIL 31006NINETEENTH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY (WIC) 3
PHIL 31010TWENTIETH-CENTURY PHILOSOPHY (WIC) 3
PHIL 31020AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY (WIC) 3
PHY 30020INTERMEDIATE PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 2
PHY 40020ADVANCED PHYSICS LABORATORY (WIC) 2
PLST 38006APPLIED LEGAL RESEARCH AND LITIGATION (WIC) 3
POL 40191SEMINAR IN AMERICAN POLITICS (WIC) 3
POL 40391SEMINAR IN PUBLIC POLICY (WIC) 3
POL 40591SEMINAR IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS-COMPARATIVE POLITICS (WIC) 3
PSYC 41573LABORATORY EXPERIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH:SOCIAL/CLINICAL (WIC) 3
PSYC 41574LABORATORY EXPERIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH:COGNITIVE/LEARNING (WIC) 3
PSYC 41980RESEARCH WRITING IN PSYCHOLOGY (WIC) 1
PSYC 41990WRITING IN PSYCHOLOGY (WIC) 1
RIS 44098RESEARCH IN MEDICAL IMAGING (ELR) (WIC) 3
RPTM 46030DYNAMICS OF LEISURE BEHAVIOR (WIC) 3
RSPC 40002RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT IN RESPIRATORY CARE (WIC) 3
RUSS 32303MODERN WRITERS (ELR) (WIC) 3
RUSS 32421RUSSIAN CIVILIZATION (ELR) (WIC) 3
RUSS 42230ADVANCED TRANSLATION PRACTICE: RUSSIAN (ELR) (WIC) 3
SOC 32210RESEARCHING SOCIETY (ELR) (WIC) 3
SPA 44311CLINICAL PREPARATION IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY (ELR) (WIC) 2
SPAD 35065HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (WIC) 3
SPAD 45030SPORT ENTERPRISE (WIC) 3
SPAN 38330EARLY SPANISH LITERATURE (ELR) (WIC) 3
SPAN 38331RECENT SPANISH LITERATURE (ELR) (WIC) 3
SPAN 38334EARLY SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE (ELR) (WIC) 3
SPAN 38335RECENT SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE (ELR) (WIC) 3
SPAN 48230ADVANCED TRANSLATION PRACTICE: SPANISH (ELR) (WIC) 3
SPED 43020ASSESSMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (WIC) 3
SPED 43021ASSESSMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MODERATE TO INTENSIVE NEEDS (WIC) 3
SPED 43309INTRODUCTION TO DEAF STUDIES (ELR) (WIC) 3
TECH 31000CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF TECHNOLOGY (DIVD) (WIC) 3
TECH 33092COOPERATIVE EDUCATION - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (ELR) (WIC) 1-3
THEA 41026PLAYWRITING (WIC) 3
THEA 41140AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATRE HISTORY (WIC) 3
THEA 41620HISTORY OF PERIOD STYLES FOR THEATRE DESIGNERS (WIC) 3
VCD 45000GRAPHIC DESIGN PERSPECTIVES (WIC) 3
VCD 49198SENIOR RESEARCH PAPER:GRAPHIC DESIGN/ILLUSTRATION (ELR) (WIC) 2