Writing Courses at UW-Madison

Criteria, requirements, assesments, examples, and more.

Current Writing-Intensive Courses at UW-Madison

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Based on a Timetable search, this list details the Writing-Intensive course offerings from Letters & Science departments and programs for the Fall 2011 semester at UW-Madison.

Botany 682, Senior Honors Thesis

Chemistry 346, Intermediate Organic Chemistry Lab, Hill, Schomaker

Economics 581, Honors Thesis, Hansen

English 175, Literature and Politics, Castronovo

English 216, British and Anglophone Literature from 1750 to the Present, Levine

Current Communication-B Courses at UW-Madison

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Based on a Timetable search, this list details the Communication-B course offerings for the Fall 2011 semester at UW-Madison.

African Languages and Literature 201, Introduction to African Language and Literature, Waliaula

Asian American Studies 220, Ethnic Movements in the U.S., Oliver (with Sociology 220)

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 171, Global Change: Atmospheric Issues and Problems, Desai (with Environmental Studies 171)

Criteria for Communication-B Courses

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The University’s criteria, objectives, and guidelines for Communication-B courses.

The following are the working criteria for Comm-B courses, as updated by the Communications Implementation Committee, 1997-2000, and revised by the General Education Subcommittee, 2002-2003.

 

Criteria for Communication-A Courses

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The University’s criteria, objectives, and guidelines for Communication-A courses, which are useful for understanding what skills and practices many students will bring to your Communication-B and writing-intensive courses.

So what happens in the Comm-A course? What skills should you expect your students to have mastered upon coming to a Comm-B class? These questions are more easily asked than answered since not every student will have an “ideal” Comm-A experience.

Communication-B Assessment Study Executive Summary, Spring 1999

Author: 
Denise H. Solomon, Chair of the Verbal Assessment Committee and Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Leanne K. Knobloch, Communication Arts

The Communication-B requirement is designed to cultivate student literacy in writing, speaking, and library use.

Requirements for Writing-Intensive Courses

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Currently teaching a Writing-Intensive course? Thinking of offering one in the future? The information below will be an important resource as you consider your goals and options when teaching a Writing-Intensive course.

Writing-Intensive (WI) courses in the College of Letters and Science incorporate frequent writing assignments in ways that help students learn both the subject matter of the courses and discipline-specific ways of thinking and writing. Generally, WI courses are at the intermediate or advanced level and are designed specifically for majors.

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