Writing Intensive Curriculum (WIC)

The SSU faculty through the Educational Policy Overlay Committee authorize writing-intensive curriculum courses each semester aimed at supporting students' writing abilities across the curriculum and meeting the CSU's Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). NOTE: The GWAR has been waived for students who are in a catalog years between Fall 2020-Spring 2023 or are graduating prior to summer 2023. Please see our WEPT Page if you would like more details.

Look for these courses as you register for classes. In the searchable schedule, use the "Course Attribute" field to search for WIC courses.

NOTE: Some of these courses are major courses with associated prerequisites, while others are GE courses. While we have provided this information in the tables below, we recommend that you also check the course specifications carefully.

For more information about WIC Courses, please see the FAQs at the bottom of the page.

Be aware that only the course sections listed below are authorized WIC courses. Please register for the specific section taught by the faculty listed below.

Fall 2022 WIC Courses (Writing Intensive Curriculum)
Course Name/Section Class Number Days/Times Instructor Prerequisites
ANTH 490.001 1537 FRI 9:00am-12:40pm Jennifer Bethke Class open to Juniors and Seniors only.
BUS 490.006 3445 TUES/THUR 10:00am-11:50am Nadiya Parekh Prerequisites:( BUS 316, BUS 319, BUS 320, BUS 344, BUS 360, BUS 370) or Group RBUD and Bus Grad Applied Group RBSG..
CALS 374.001 1552 MON/WED 3:00pm-4:50pm Silvia Soto Class open to Juniors and Seniors only.
CCJS 370.001 1067 TUES/THUR 10:00am-11:50am Diana Grant Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only.
CCJS 420.001 1070 TUES 1:00pm-4:40pm Emily Vieira Asencio Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only.
CCJS 490.001 1074 MON 1:00pm-4:40pm Diana Grant Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only.
COMS 368.001 1996 TUES 1:00pm-4:40pm Corinne Asturias COMS 210
EDEC 405.001 2280 TUES 7:00pm-9:40pm Karen Payne None.
ENGL 375.001 1863 MON/WED 10:00am-11:50am Scott Miller Class open to Juniors and Seniors only.
HIST 498.001 1153 THURS 1:00pm-4:40pm Kathleen Noonan Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
HIST 498.002 1172 MON 1:00pm-4:40pm Steve Estes Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
LIBS 327.001 1770 TUES 1:00pm-4:40pm Ianthe Brautigan Swensen Course open to majors only.
PHIL 302.002 1699 TBA - Asynchronous Online Class To Be Announced Completion of GE Golden Four (A1, A2, A3, B4) with a C- or better, completion of lower division GE C coursework and at least 45 units.
POLS 498.001 1026 FRI 9:00am-12:40pm David McCuan Course restricted to POLS majors at the senior level.
Prerequisite: POLS 302 with a grade of C or better.
SOCI 498.001 1012 TUES/THURS 3:00pm-4:50pm James Dean Prerequisites: completion of SOCI 201, SOCI 300, SOCI 375, SOCI 301 or MATH 165 or MATH 165B, each with a minimum grade of C-, and 12 additional sociology units; sociology major; approved senior seminar application.
SOCI 498.002 1017 TUES 8:00am-11:40am Debora Paterniti Prerequisites: completion of SOCI 201, SOCI 300, SOCI 375, SOCI 301 or MATH 165 or MATH 165B, each with a minimum grade of C-, and 12 additional sociology units; sociology major; approved senior seminar application.
WGS 425.001 1090 THURS 1:00pm-4:40pm Jessica Calvanico Course restricted to WGS Majors, WGS Minors, Queer Studies Minors, or with instructor consent.

 

Summer 2022 WIC Courses (Writing Intensive Curriculum)
Course Name/Section Class Number Days/Times Instructor Prerequisites
ECON 426.201 1028 Asynchronous online class Chong-Uk Kim ECON 204 and 205 or in RBE1 group.

 

Spring 2022 WIC Courses (Writing Intensive Curriculum)
Course Name/Section Class Number Days/Times Instructor Prerequisites
BUS 491.003 1366 Asynchronous online class Armand Gilinsky Course restricted to Business Administration Majors only. BUS 316, BUS 319, BUS 320, BUS 344, BUS 360, BUS 370 or Group RBUD and Bus Grad Applied Group RBSG.
BUS 491.004 1392 Asynchronous online class Armand Gilinsky Course restricted to Business Administration Majors only. BUS 316, BUS 319, BUS 320, BUS 344, BUS 360, BUS 370 or Group RBUD and Bus Grad Applied Group RBSG.
CALS 314.001 2016 MON/WED 3:00pm-4:50pm Silvia Soto Class open to Juniors and Seniors only.
CALS 374.001 1651 TUES/THUR 3:00pm-4:50pm Natalia Villanueva-Nieves Class open to Juniors and Seniors only.
CCJS 370.001 1082 FRI 8:00am-11:40am Pat Jackson Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only.
CCJS 490.001 1069 TUES 6:00pm-9:40pm Napoleon Reyes Course restricted to Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Senior Majors only.
CCJS 490.002 1105 TUES/THUR 10:00am-11:50am Diana Grant Course restricted to Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies Senior Majors only.
EDEC 405.001 3735 MON 7:00pm-9:40pm Karen Payne Class open to Juniors and Seniors only.
ENGL 375.001 1643 TUES/THUR 10:00am-11:50am Scott Miller Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
HIST 498.001 1017 MON 1:00pm-4:40pm Amy Kittelstrom Class open to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only.
LIBS 327.001 3544 MON 1:00pm-3:40pm Ianthe Brautigan-Swensen Class open to Juniors and Seniors only. Course restricted to LIBS Track II and Track III students.
LIBS 327.002 1626 TUES 1:00pm-3:40pm Ianthe Brautigan-Swensen Class open to Juniors and Seniors only. Course restricted to LIBS Track II and Track III students.
MUS 351.001 1601 MON/WED/FRI 11:00am-11:50am Alexander Kahn Class open to Juniors and Seniors only. MUS 251 and MUS majors and minors. Non-majors can enroll with consent of instructor.
PHIL 302.002 1897 Asynchronous online class Patrick Ray Class open to Juniors and Seniors only
PHIL 302.003 3908 Asynchronous online class Patrick Ray Class open to Juniors and Seniors only
POLS 313.001 3665 MON/WED 1:00pm-2:50pm Catherine Nelson None listed.
POLS 498.001 1007  FRI 9:00am-12:40pm Catherine Nelson Course restricted to Political Science Majors only. POLS 302 with a grade of C or better.
POLS 498.002 3740 FRI 9:00am-12:40pm David McCuan Course restricted to Political Science Majors only. POLS 302 with a grade of C or better.
SOCI 498.001 1032 TUES 8:00am-11:40am Debora Paterniti Completion of SOCI 201, SOCI 300, SOCI 375, SOCI 301 or MATH 165 or MATH 165B, each with a minimum grade of C-, and 12 additional sociology units; sociology major; approved senior seminar application.
SOCI 498.002 1095 TUES/THUR 3:00pm-4:50pm Kyla Doughty Completion of SOCI 201, SOCI 300, SOCI 375, SOCI 301 or MATH 165 or MATH 165B, each with a minimum grade of C-, and 12 additional sociology units; sociology major; approved senior seminar application.
SOCI 498.003 1076 MON/WED 10:00am-11:50am Soo Yeon Yoon Completion of SOCI 201, SOCI 300, SOCI 375, SOCI 301 or MATH 165 or MATH 165B, each with a minimum grade of C-, and 12 additional sociology units; sociology major; approved senior seminar application.
SOCI 498.004 1125 FRI 9:00am-12:40pm Roxanne Ezzet Completion of SOCI 201, SOCI 300, SOCI 375, SOCI 301 or MATH 165 or MATH 165B, each with a minimum grade of C-, and 12 additional sociology units; sociology major; approved senior seminar application.
SOCI 498.005 1208 MON 8:00am-11:40am Debora Paterniti Completion of SOCI 201, SOCI 300, SOCI 375, SOCI 301 or MATH 165 or MATH 165B, each with a minimum grade of C-, and 12 additional sociology units; sociology major; approved senior seminar application.

 

Fall 2021 WIC Courses (Writing Intensive Curriculum)
Course Name/Section Class Number Days/Times Instructor Prerequisites
ARTH 444.001 3198 MONDAYS, 1:00PM - 4:40PM Letha Ch'ien None listed
ARTH 490.001 1539 WEDNESDAYS, 1:00PM - 4:40PM Letha Ch'ien Junior or Senior standing; Required for Art History Majors
ASTR 305.001 2353 MON/WED, 1:00PM - 2:15PM Scott Severson Junior or Senior standing. ASTR 100 or 150, and completion of GE Golden Four (A1, A2, A3, B4) with a C- or better and completion of B1, B2 and at least 45 units
BUS 491.001 1432 ASYNCH Armand Gilinsky BUS 316, 319, 320, 344, 360, 370 OR Group RBUD and Bus Grad Applied Group RBSG
BUS 491.002 1433 ASYNCH Armand Gilinsky BUS 316, 319, 320, 344, 360, 370 OR Group RBUD and Bus Grad Applied Group RBSG
CCJS 370.001 1085 TUES/THURS, 1:00PM - 2:50PM Diana Grant Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only
CCJS 370.002 1098 TUES/THURS, 8:00AM - 9:50AM Napoleon Reyes Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only
CCJS 420.001 1090 TUESDAYS, 1:00PM - 4:40PM Anastasia Tosouni Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Juniors and Seniors only
CCJS 490.001 1094 MON/WED, 3:00PM - 4:50PM Diana Grant Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Seniors only
CCJS 490.002 1322 TUES/THURS, 10:00AM - 11:50AM Napoleon Reyes Course restricted to CCJS Majors, Seniors only
COMS 368.001 3192 TUESDAYS, 5:00PM - 8:40PM Corinne Asturias Completion of COMS 210
COMS 402.001 1589 THURSDAYS, 8:00AM - 11:40AM Marco Calavita Completion of COMS 301 and 302; seniors only
EDEC 405.001 3232 TUESDAYS, 7:00PM - 9:40PM Karen Payne None listed
ENGL 375.001 1917 MON/WED, 10:00AM - 11:50AM Scott Miller Junior or Senior standing
ENGL 375.002 1918 WEDNESDAYS, 5:00PM - 8:40PM Theresa Stone Junior or Senior standing
HIST 498.001 1177 THURSDAYS, 1:00PM - 4:40PM Kathleen Noonan History Majors only; Junior, Senior or Grad Student standing
HIST 498.002 1197 TUESDAYS, 1:00PM - 4:40PM Stephen Estes History Majors only; Junior, Senior or Grad Student standing
KIN 301.001 2756 MON/WED, 8:00AM - 9:50AM Lauren Morimoto Kinesiology Majors, BIOL 220, BIOL 224, and Junior standing required
LIBS 327.001 1819 WEDNESDAYS, 1:00PM - 3:40PM Ianthe Brautigan Swensen Course restricted to LIBS Track II and Track III students
LIBS 327.002 1820 TUESDAYS, 1:00PM - 3:40PM Ianthe Brautigan Swensen Course restricted to LIBS Track II and Track III students
MATH 467.001 2911 MON/WED, 3:00PM - 3:50PM Omayra Ortega Junior or Senior standing, grade of C- or better in MATH 367, or consent of instructor
NURS 301.001 2358 MON/WED, 9:00AM - 11:40AM Rachel Napoli Restricted to Nursing Majors only
PHIL 302.002 1734 TUES/THURS, 5:30PM - 6:45PM Patrick Ray Upper division, satisfies GE C2
POLS 498.001 1032 FRIDAYS, 9:00AM - 12:40PM Catherine Nelson Restricted to POLS Majors at Senior level, POLS 302 with C- or better
POLS 498.002 1050 FRIDAYS, 9:00AM - 12:40PM David McCuan Restricted to POLS Majors at Senior level, POLS 302 with C- or better
SOCI 498.001 1016 MON/WED, 10:00AM - 11:50AM Soo Yeon Yoon Completion of SOCI 201, SOCI 300, SOCI 375, SOCI 301 or MATH 165/MATH 165B, each with C- or better; 12 additional SOCI units, SOCI Major; approved graduation application
SOCI 498.002 1021 TUES/THURS, 3:00PM - 4:50PM James Dean Completion of SOCI 201, SOCI 300, SOCI 375, SOCI 301 or MATH 165/MATH 165B, each with C- or better; 12 additional SOCI units, SOCI Major; approved graduation application
SOCI 498.003 1309 FRIDAYS, 9:00AM - 12:40PM Melinda Milligan/Roxanne Ezzet Completion of SOCI 201, SOCI 300, SOCI 375, SOCI 301 or MATH 165/MATH 165B, each with C- or better; 12 additional SOCI units, SOCI Major; approved graduation application
WGS 425.001 1111 FRIDAYS, 9:00AM - 12:40PM Lena McQuade Any WGS introductory course, restricted to Juniors and Seniors only

 

Summer 2021 WIC Courses (Writing Intensive Curriculum)
Course Name/Section Class Number Days/Times Instructor Prerequisites
ECON 426.201 1066 ARR, TBA (Online) Chong Uk Kim ECON 204 and 205, or in RBE1 group
NURS 312.201 1122 BISYNC, see class schedule Michelle Kelley Restricted to Nursing Majors only

 

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