[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. (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 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
WRITE111Writing and Reading in History1DAESAApproved F22
WRITE112Writing and Reading in the Natural Sciences1DAESAApproved F22
WRITE113Writing and Reading in the Social Sciences1DAESAApproved F22