Writing Intensive Concentration
Program Coordinator: Philip Sloan, 847-376-7105, firstname.lastname@example.org
Writing Intensive Concentration (WIC) courses build on the learning objectives in English composition and technical writing classes, providing students the opportunity to refine and apply those writing skills in a variety of academic and professional contexts. The concentration comprises a minimum of 12 credit hours. WIC-designated courses will be offered every semester in a variety of academic disciplines beginning in Fall 2021.
Writing Intensive Concentration Requirements
- Complete the following courses with an A or B (6 credit hours):
- Complete two (2) additional courses tagged as Writing Intensive Concentration (WIC) in the Fall or Spring of the second academic year with a grade of C or Better (6 credit hours).
Students meeting the requirements for the concentration will have a notation added to their transcript. In order to receive this notation, students must meet with the Writing Intensive Concentration Coordinator and complete a Writing Intensive Concentration Completion Form.
Concentration Learning Outcomes
- Identify the demands of an audience in terms of writing conventions for academic and / or professional rhetorical situations.
- Use writing process techniques of planning, drafting, revising based on feedback and editing for presentation to compose academic or professional writing for a particular audience.
- Use research databases and online search techniques to identify and select sources to support writing in academic and professional rhetorical situations.
- Critically evaluate sources for bias and / or misrepresentation.
- Evaluate their own and others’ writing as part of the revision process and incorporate feedback from others in the writing process.