Core Curriculum and Writing in the Discipline
The Writing in the Discipline program (WID) supports writing objectives already in place in the Core Curriculum Foundation Level Courses. ENG 112 Thinking Through Literature and PHL 150 Introductory Philosophy in the Core habit of Literacy, Dialogue, and Expression are required of every student. The WID program then incorporates both a prominent contemporary theory of college writing instruction and national best practices: to use a multi-disciplinary model for the teaching of writing. The WID program provides students with writing intensive courses and various kinds of writing assignments to deepen thinking about disciplinary content and to gain a better understanding of the forms of writing in their potential professions.
By offering writing intensive courses in every major, this program:
- Helps students to master learning outcomes related to writing articulated by their department or school.
- Introduces students to the type of writing required in the discipline and to think and write in their respective disciplines.
- Provides all students courses with a significant writing component that will increase the ability of student to write and think critically.
- Offers students writing assignments consistent with the
discipline. The type of writing can vary depending upon the major. Some examples are a research paper, an argumentative essay, lab reports, project memos/reports or a critical reflection on a clinical, teaching or field experience.
The Writing in the Discipline courses are as follows:
College of Arts and Sciences
Pamplin School of Business
School of Education
Shiley School of Engineering
School of Nursing