WRTG Courses

Written communication courses promote the clear, concise, and effective development and expression of ideas through writing. WRTG courses prepare student writers to use writing to increase knowledge, foster understanding, and/or to promote change in readers’ attitudes or behaviors. Additionally, student writers will hone organizational and analytical skills, clarity, fluency, flexibility, and accuracy in their written communication. Writing represents one of the three UCORE foundational competencies [QUAN, WRTG, COMM – 9 total credits] intended for completion in a student’s first year of study. Students may complete one WRTG course and one COMM course, or may choose to complete two WRTG courses to fulfill their foundational competency in communication (total 6 credits).


Student Learning Outcomes

Students, regardless of major, who successfully complete a [WRTG] course should be able to:
  • Compose texts that demonstrate intentional rhetorical choices, including attention to audience, purpose, context, genre, and convention (written communication).
  • Use evidence to support and explain claims (information literacy).
  • Recognize how and why conventions vary among disciplines and communities (critical thinking).
  • Reflect on and apply feedback to increase the effectiveness of written communication (critical thinking).
Revised outcomes approved Spring 2022.

Available WRTG Courses

Course PrefixCourse NumberCourse TitleCreditsCollegeStatus
ENGLISH101College Composition3CASRenewed S22
ENGLISH105College Composition for Multilingual Writers3CASRenewed S22
ENGLISH201Writing and Research3CASRenewed S22
ENGLISH301Writing and Rhetorical Conventions3CASRenewed S22
ENGLISH365Proposal Writing3CASApproved F20
ENGLISH402Technical and Professional Writing3CASRenewed F22
ENGLISH403Technical and Professional Writing (ESL)3CASSubmit for renewal S24
PHIL200Critical Thinking and Writing3CASSubmit for renewal S24

View WRTG courses in the WSU catalog.

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