The Writing Across the Curriculum program is designed to improve students’ ability to write clear and correct prose, and to facilitate learning. A hallmark of the theory behind Writing Across the Curriculum is writing to learn. The idea is that the process of writing helps students to focus upon a subject and organize their ideas in relation to it. Thus, writing helps students to master every subject.
Two writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation. These courses are taught by faculty who have participated in the Writing Across the Curriculum faculty development seminar. Courses designated WI have limited enrollment in order to give students the opportunity for extra attention from the instructor. Students in WI sections will have extra writing assignments, involving multiple drafts, in order to develop writing proficiency.