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Writing Program

Director — TRACY SANTA

The writing program offers Writing Intensive (WI), Writing in a Discipline (WD), and Writing Enhancement (WE) courses for students who wish to refine their writing practice across the curriculum. Writing Intensive courses are designed to attach special importance to revision and the writing process and have limited enrollment to allow time for individual conferences, small group sessions, and detailed criticism.  Individual departments and programs identify selected offerings as Writing in a Discipline.  These courses attach special importance to academic writing as it is practiced in a particular disciplinary context. Both WI and WD courses may meet major or all-college requirements as well. Writing Enhancement adjuncts meet as extended-format courses which may be taken concurrently with regular block courses. Writing Enhancement courses provide students with an opportunity to work more intensively on the writing they are doing in their regular course work in addition to working on more generic writing issues.


Writing Proficiency (WPR) is a graduation requirement of all CC students, beginning with those students entering as first-year students in the fall semester of 2010 and graduating in May 2014 or thereafter.  Writing Proficiency can be fulfilled through successful submission of a FY Writing Portfolio at the conclusion of a student’s first year (May for Fall enrollees/December for Winterstarts). Portfolios are read by a team of faculty. Those portfolios receiving two evaluations of excellent or competent work fulfill the Writing Proficiency requirement.  Students submitting portfolios evaluated as needs work or students failing to submit a portfolio by the conclusion of their first year fulfill the Writing Proficiency requirement through coursework in one of several ways: successful completion of a WI course; successful completion of a WD course plus a WE course (GS 201, 255, or 260); successful completion of two WD courses. 

The Writing Proficiency requirement cannot be fulfilled in a student’s first-year simply by completing coursework.  To fulfill the requirement by coursework, a student must have achieved sophomore status.  Writing Intensive courses only fill the WPR if taken after a student’s first year.  If a student is filling the WPR with two WD courses, at least one of the courses must be completed after a student’s first year.  GS 201, 255, and 260 courses taken in a student’s first year may count toward fulfillment of the requirement.  Transfer students may appeal to the writing program director to fulfill the requirement based on prior coursework.  

  • AH 345 Special Topics in Art History: Caravaggio — R. Tucker                   
  • AN 239/FG 239 Women, Men, and ‘Others’: Genders Cross-Culturally  — S. Hautzinger
  • AN 242/ES 200 Anthropology of FoodM. — Montano
  • BY 308 Advanced Ecology — J. Ebersole
  • BY 359 Bacterial Genetics and Physiology — P. Lostroh
  • BY 365 Plant Physiology — S. Heschel 
  • BY 366 Comparative Animal Physiology — E. Gray
  • CH 382 Biochemistry — M. Daugherty
  • EC 151 Principles of Microeconomics — M. Smith
  • ED 211 Framework for American Education — M. Taber
  • EN 211/CO 200 International Short Story — J. Dubreuil
  • ES 308/FG 308 African American Feminist Thought — H. Lewis
  • EV 209 Ecology and the Environment — S. Heschel
  • EV 209 Ecology and the Environment — M. Snyder
  • GS 222 Rhetoric of Health and Illness — J. Dubreuil
  • PA 252  Gender and Sexuality in Japanese Literature, Film, Manga — J. Ericson
  • PS 151  Fundamental Debates on the Common Good — E. Grace
  • PS 203  Topics in Politics: Israelis and Palestinians — R. Lee
  • PS 203/GS 233 Topics in Politics: Reporting on Government — A. Prendergast
  • PS 213 Leadership and Governance — T. Cronin
  • RE 243 Islam in the Americas — P. Wright 
  • RE 251 Feminisms in Religion — T. Coleman
  • RE 331 The Idea of God — D. Weddle
  • RE 345 The Dervish Diaries — P. Wright 
  • SW 272 Nature, Region, and Society of the Southwest — E. Perramond