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Jordan Hall
Core Curriculum

Writing Across the Curriculum

Requirement Structure

Students must take one course at or above the 300-level in any part of the University that provides opportunities for formal and informal writing, with opportunities for revision. The course must be taken after the student has attained junior standing at the University.

Learning Objectives

  • To refine habits conducive to good writing developed at earlier stages in Core education and education in the major.
  • To use writing both as a tool for learning and as a means for communicating about ideas within a discipline or profession.

Learning Outcomes used for Assessment

  • Students will use writing as a way to learn in order to deepen their understanding of their chosen discipline. 
  • Students will use types of writing common to the discipline as a step toward professionalization. 

Corresponding University Outcomes

  • Students will articulate and apply required content knowledge within their area(s) of study (Cognitive—“know”).
  • Students will communicate clearly and effectively (Psychomotor—“do”).