Writing Across the Curriculum

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Write and think more clearly

We require that you, as an undergraduate student, fulfill all WAC requirements. The AUM Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program helps you to improve the quality of your writing by including writing-intensive instruction throughout your required programs of study.

As an undergraduate student, you will be required to complete a total of five WAC courses in order to graduate: (a) two Composition courses, fulfilled through ENGL 1010 and 1020; and (b) three courses labeled as writing-intensive (WI) in the section field of Webster when registering, with two of the three WI courses required in your program major or concentration.

You must complete ENGL 1010 before registering for any WI-labeled courses. After completing the two Composition courses, we recommend that you spread the final three WI-labeled courses through your program of study to ensure that competency in writing continues to develop.

  • ENGL 1010
  • ENGL 1020
  • One WI-labeled course from any content
  • Two WI-labeled courses required in the program major or concentration

The WAC program provides focused instruction to improve your writing skills throughout your academic careers, culminating in writing proficiency specific to your selected future careers.

Program Goals

You will realize the following learning goals as you progress through the WAC program. You will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use discourse, analysis, and evaluation skills appropriate to your academic discipline in writing.
  • Sustain a focused discussion in written assignments.
  • Write using documented evidence to support your points.
  • Demonstrate writing skills (including grammar, mechanics, and spelling) in order to correctly convey information.

Program Leadership

The Writing Across the Curriculum program reports to the Office of the Provost. A Writing Across the Curriculum Committee, comprised of representatives from AUM’s five academic Colleges, the Library, and the Learning Center, advises program administrators regarding program policy, faculty training, and student instruction and support.

If you would like to discuss WAC program development with a representative, please contact the appropriate member of your College or unit:

  • Mary Kiker, Business 
  • Kimberly Brackett, Public Policy & Justice   
  • Sherry Campbell, Education
  • Eric Sterling, Arts & Sciences (Arts)
  • Kathy Dugan, Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Sue Thomson, Arts & Sciences (Sciences)
  • Amanda Scott, Library
  • Susan Barganier,  Learning Center
  • Elizabeth Woodworth, Director of English Composition