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WIC - Writing Intensive Classes

Writing Intensive Classes (WIC) offer students an opportunity to engage deeply in course materials. Students learn the processes by which writers in the field develop and disseminate knowledge.

Writing Intensive Classes are offered throughout the university in various departments. The courses are varied but share these core characteristics:

  • Amount of writing: All WIC require approximately 5000 words. 3000 words are dedicated to drafts, non-graded writing, and informal papers. 2000 words are final drafts, which students rewrite after receving feedback for revision.
  • Activities emphasizing writing: All WIC emphasize writing as a process, which is integrated into the structure of the entire course. Students engage in writing to learn, and writing to communicate. In-class activities may include short, ungraded in-class writing, brainstorming, freewriting, and peer response groups. Other topics that are covered include appropriate citation, global revision strategies, and editing.

Fall 2014 Writing Intensive Class List:

You can search exclusively for WIC courses by checking "WIC" under class attributes when doing a class search.

Child & Family Studies

WIC: PROF DEVELOPMENT CFS I - 10596 - CFS 494 - 001
WIC: PROF DEVELOPMENT CFS II - 10597 - CFS 495 - 001

WIC: PROF DEVELOPMENT CFS III - 10598 - CFS 496 - 001

English

WIC courses can be substituted for WR 323 with a "C" or better.

WIC: INTRO TO ENGLISH MAJOR - 15268 - ENG 300 - 005
WIC: INTRO TO ENGLISH MAJOR - 15357 - ENG 300 - 006
WIC: INTRO TO THE ENGLISH MAJ - 15397 - ENG 300 - 007
WIC: INTRO TO THE ENGLISH MAJ - 15398 - ENG 300 - 008
WIC: INTRO RHET COMP STUDIES - 15399 - ENG 331U - 002

History

WIC: WOMEN & GNDR US 1848-1920 - 15907 - HST 341U - JK2

Physics

WIC: SCI THRU SCI FI - 13068 - PH 378U - 001

Science Ed: Center for

WIC: SCI THRU SCI FI - 13333 - SCI 355U - 001

Womens Studies

WIC: GENDR & CRITICAL INQ - 14366 - WS 301 - 001
WIC: FEMINIST ANALYSIS - 14374 - WS 315 - 001
WIC: WOMEN & GNDR US 1848-1920 - 14379 - WS 341U - 001