Are you confused about the WAC courses listed in the Directory of Classes? Are you trying to decide how to fulfill the third writing requirement? Or do you have questions about
credits and grades? If so, click on any of the
FAQs listed below.
- Q. How
can I tell whether a course fulfills the third writing requirement
in the College of Arts & Sciences or the Division of
A. WAC courses that fulfill the third writing
requirement begin with a 700-level number and bear a "-WRTG"
suffix. If you prefer to take a course in the
English Department, check the list of qualifying English
courses under "General Education Requirements" in the
Directory of Classes.
- Q. Which WAC courses can I take next semester?
A. To view the latest offerings, check the Writing
Across the Curriculum Special Notice in the Directory of
Classes, on the "Academics" page of Bison Web, or
- Q. Can
I repeat a course if the number has changed to a 700-level
A. No. Although the pedagogy may differ,
the content will be essentially the same.
- Q. Can
I take Freshman English 003 at the same time that I take
a WAC course?
A. No. A WAC course fulfills the writing
requirement beyond Freshman English 003. Therefore,
you need 003 skills in order to excel in a WAC course.
- Q. Will
a WAC course still fulfill the university, divisional, or
departmental requirements that the original course did?
- Q Does a WAC course carry extra credits since
A. No, it carries the same number of credits that the
non-WAC version would. However, it can save you time
and money since you can fulfill the third writing
requirement without enrolling in another English course if
you are taking a WAC course that you wanted or needed to
- Q. Why
should I take a WAC course instead of an English course
to fulfill the third writing requirement?
A. Both English and WAC courses will teach you how to
write more effectively. However, a WAC course in
your major can show you how to write like professionals in
your field. For example, in a WAC biology course,
you can learn how to write like a biologist. At the
same time, the WAC assignments can help you read and think
more carefully about the subject you are studying.
- Q. How
much of my grade depends upon my writing performance?
A. The percentage varies. However, you
cannot excel without writing well. In other words,
simply knowing the correct answer won't earn you an "A."
Since WAC course fulfills the third writing requirement,
you must communicate that answer appropriately in writing.
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