Writing Across the Curriculum
ALL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS WHO ENTERED AUM FALL 2009 OR LATER
ARE SUBJECT TO WAC REQUIREMENTS.
The AUM Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program seeks to improve the quality of student writing campus-wide by incorporating writing-intensive instruction into all undergraduate students’ required programs of study.
Specifically, all undergraduate students will be required to complete a total of five WAC courses in order to graduate: (a) two Composition courses, fulfilled through ENGL 1010 and 1020; and (b) three courses labeled as writing-intensive (WI) in the section field of Webster when registering, with two of the three WI courses required in the program major or concentration.
Students must complete ENGL 1010 before registering for any WI-labeled courses. After completing the two Composition courses, it is recommended that the final three WI-labeled courses be spread throughout students’ programs of study to ensure that competency in writing continues to develop.
The WAC program provides focused instruction to improve students’ writing skills throughout their academic careers, culminating in writing proficiency specific to their selected future careers.
The following student learning goals will be realized with the development of the WAC program:
Students will demonstrate the ability to use discourse, analysis, and evaluation skills appropriate to their academic discipline in writing.
Students will sustain a focused discussion in written assignments.
Students will write using documented evidence to support their points.
Students will demonstrate writing skills (including grammar, mechanics, and spelling) in order to correctly convey information.
The Writing Across the Curriculum program reports to the Office of the Provost.
A Writing Across the Curriculum Committee, comprised of representatives from AUM’s five academic Schools and the Library, advises program administrators regarding program policy, faculty training, and student instruction and support. If you would like to discuss WAC program development with a representative, please contact the appropriate member of your School or unit: