Proficiencies and Experiences

Writing (W): In addition to the Discernment & Discourse sequence, you will take two courses in which you compose coherent, well-supported and carefully edited essays and reports suitable for a range of different audiences and purposes. Two W-courses, beyond the Discernment and Discourse sequence, are required. NOTE: Writing Proficiencies must provide multiple opportunities for students to improve their writing. Just assigning written work is not sufficient. 

Writing: Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will state and defend a thesis with adequate attention to analysis and evidence.
2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of essay and paragraph development and organization.
3. Students will craft sentences with attention to audience, purpose, and tone, as well as sentence variety and diction.
4. Students will demonstrate proper use of grammatically and mechanically correct English (or the language in which the course is taught)