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. (WSU Learning Goal: Written Communication)
- Use evidence to support and explain claims. (WSU Learning Goal: Information Literacy)
- Recognize how and why conventions vary among disciplines and communities. (WSU Learning Goal: Critical Thinking)
- Reflect on and apply feedback to increase the effectiveness of written communication. (WSU Learning Goal: Critical Thinking)
Revised outcomes approved Spring 2022.
Available [WRTG] Courses
View [WRTG] courses in the WSU catalog.
|Course Prefix||Course Number||Course Title||Credits||College||Status|
|ENGLISH||101||College Composition||3||CAS||Renewed S22|
|ENGLISH||105||College Composition for Multilingual Writers||3||CAS||Renewed S22|
|ENGLISH||201||Writing and Research||3||CAS||Renewed S22|
|ENGLISH||301||Writing and Rhetorical Conventions||3||CAS||Renewed S22|
|ENGLISH||365||Proposal Writing||3||CAS||Approved F20|
|ENGLISH||402||Technical and Professional Writing||3||CAS||Renewed F22|
|ENGLISH||403||Technical and Professional Writing (ESL)||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S24|
|PHIL||200||Critical Thinking and Writing||3||CAS||Submit for renewal S24|
|WRITE||111||Writing and Reading in History||1||DAESA||Approved F22|
|WRITE||112||Writing and Reading in the Natural Sciences||1||DAESA||Approved F22|
|WRITE||113||Writing and Reading in the Social Sciences||1||DAESA||Approved F22|