Including a Writing Component in a General Education Course
The following suggestion suggestions are designed to help all those who are planning to develop a course for the General Education curriculum. These basic elements MUST be included in order for a course to be considered by the General Education committee.
Keep in mind that these requirements are necessary to analyze a course for a very specific program.
Purpose : For most General Education courses the writing component is an extremely important element in distinguishing the course as a part of the program.
In order to determine if a course meets the requirements to qualify as a General Education Course, specific information must be provided in the sample syllabus provided with the application.
Clarify what writing activities will be required in the course.
Indicate in the grading segment what percentage of the grade each activity will constitute in the final grade.
Discuss the requirements of the writing activity.