R C 2001 Petition Instructions

Students petitioning credit for R C 2001 should review the following information to determine the best method for course review.  

1.If the syllabus of the course clearly indicates that writing across the curriculum is evident, then a course syllabus with the completed petition form should be submitted for review.

2.If the syllabus does not clearly indicate writing across the curriculum the student may provide the following:

Students should provide evidence of successful completion (C or higher) of two or more research-based, writing-intensive courses outside of an English or creative writing department or program (e.g., natural sciences, fermentation sciences, behavioral and social sciences, engineering, fine and performing arts, education, etc.). In order for these two or more research-based, writing-intensive course (from outside of English departments) to be reviewed for alternative transfer credit for RC 2001, students must submit course descriptions and syllabi that indicate the following in each submitted course:

  • Requirement #1: WRITING IS COMPREHENSIVELY INTEGRATED INTO THE COURSE. The writing in the course is clearly tied to the course objectives and course outcomes.

  • Requirement #2: WRITING IS A SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE COURSEWORK.  Course material clearly indicates that students must compose a combined total of at least 10 pages (2500 words) or the equivalent in genres and modes of production and non-MLA citation (e.g., APA, CMS, etc.) appropriate for the course and discipline. These compositions may be distributed over a variety of assignments or through a single major assignment.

  • Requirement #3: WRITING IS A SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE COURSE GRADE. Writing must be a major component of the final course grade, with this relationship detailed in the  syllabus.