The Writing Across the Curriculum Program was created by the General Education Task Force to support writing instruction at all levels of education at Appalachian. In Fall 2009, students began a new program of writing courses in the Composition Program and in their major fields.
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With the approval of a vertical writing model in the new Gen Ed program as outlined in the Gen Ed Task Force Report, students at Appalachian will be required to take four writing courses in undergraduate education:
- English 1000: a course introducing students to university writing
- English 2001: Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum
- 3rd-year Writing in the Disciplines
- Capstone in the Disciplines
- English 1000 introduces students to process writing at the university level, stressing development of voice and authority, rhetorical analysis, research, and critical thinking skills.
- English 2001, begun in Fall '09, introduces students to writing and reading in the university, focusing on rhetorical strategies of writing in different disciplines and building on skills learned in Eng 1000.
- Junior Writing in the Discipline: Designed by the major department, these courses will build on rhetorical strategies students have learned in composition courses and offer opportunities for writing in the major field at entry level.
- Capstone: Most capstones will include a writing component at an advanced level in the major and/or a reflective writing based on the capstone experience.
English 2001, Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum Survey, May 2012
During our Writing Across Institutions Conference on April 15, 2012, Lisa Redman, Programs Coordinator for the Center for Entrpreneurship, interviewed 10 employers on the importance of writing in their field. Click here to see what they had to say.
For information about the Writing Across the Curriculum Program please contact Georgia Rhoades at (828) 262-2075 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing Across the Curriculum Program
Appalachian State University
1107 Anne Belk Hall
ASU Box 32033
Boone, NC 28608-2033
(828) 262-2075 (office)
(828) 262-2032 (fax)