Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

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The Writing Across the Curriculum program is designed to assist faculty in designing and implementing writing-intensive courses. WAC is housed in the Developmental Studies Department in the School of Continuing Education & Special Programs. An annual workshop is held during the spring semester. Attendance at this workshop certifies a faculty member to teach "W" courses. 


The basic premise of the WAC program is that people learn through writing. Skills such as critical thinking and reading, writing within the conventions of a particular discipline, and developing rhetorical strategies are ideally unified in a writing-intensive course. The University Bulletin states that "two designated writing courses are required [for graduation]," and that one of these courses "must be in the student's major or minor."


For more information about the faculty training workshop, please contact the Writing Center Manager, Mr. Frank Ard (franklinard@southalabama.edu).


For more information about "W" course submission and approvals, please contact the Writing Across the Curriculum Committee Chair, Dr. Donald DeVore (ddevore@southalabama.edu).