Teaching Resources

About Composition and Writing Intensive courses

Required writing courses at DSU fall into three categories:
  • Gen Ed Goal 1: Written Communication
    Goal: Students will write effectively and responsibly and understand and interpret the written expression of others. Student Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking courses meeting this goal, students will:
    1. Write using standard American English, including correct punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure.
    2. Write logically.
    3. Write persuasively, with a variety of rhetorical strategies (e.g., expository, argumentative, descriptive).
    4. Incorporate formal research and documentation into their writing, including research obtained through modern, technology-based research tools.
  • Institutional Graduation Requirement (IGR): Goal 2: Written Communications Goal: Students will refine their understanding and practice of reading and writing as integral parts of researching, learning, discussing, and presenting academic materials. Student Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking courses meeting this goal, students will:
    1. Read extensively and respond critically in written disclosure, (for example, complete significant outside of class reading with corresponding writing assignment).
    2. Use writing to learn course content by practicing writing as an integral, on-going part of the course and applying writing conventions of appropriate style manuals (for example, MLA, APA, Chicago).
  • Institutional Graduation Requirement (IGR): Part III Major Area Writing Intensive
    Same as IGR Goal 2, above.
System-Wide General Education IGR: Part III Major Area Writing Intensive
Gen Ed Goal 1: Written Communication Arts and Sciences
ENGL 101 ENGL 379
ENGL 201 ENGL 480
IGR: Goal 2: Written Communications; GS 491
ENGL 210 RESP 460
EPSY 210 SEED 450
HIST 151 IGR: Part III Major Area Writing Intensive 
HIST 152 Business and Information Systems
HIST 256 BADM 334
SOC 100 BADM 344
SOC 285 CIS 332
  HIM 450
  Education
  EPSY 302
  EXS 300
  PE 341

Last Updated: 8/29/13