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Cognitive Skills and Processes: Writing and Communication [WC], [WCr], [WCd] (9 credits)

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Students must take three degree credit-bearing courses, and meet both WCR and WCD as follows:

Students must also take one additional credit-bearing course focused on writing in a specific discipline that meets this goal:

  • Communicate complex ideas effectively, in standard written English, to a general audience, and respond effectively to editorial feedback from peers, instructors, &/or supervisors through successive drafts & revision. [WCr]

Students must also take one additional credit-bearing course focused on writing in a specific discipline that meets this goal:

  • Communicate effectively in modes appropriate to a discipline or area of inquiry; evaluate and critically assess sources and use the conventions of attribution and citation correctly; and analyze and synthesize information and ideas from multiple sources to generate new insights.[WCd]

Students receiving a score of 4 or above on the AP English composition or literature tests are exempted from Expository Writing 01:355:101, and for such students the writing and communication goals become a two-course requirement: WCr and WCd. Transfer credits from courses taken in high school will not meet the WC learning goal, even if they appear on a college transcript.

The Revision-Based Writing and Communication Learning Goal [WCr] must be fulfilled by taking a class at Rutgers-New Brunswick; transfer and AP courses are not certified to meet this learning goal.

SAS Core courses taught each semester are available to view in the Schedule of Classes. After selecting a semester, New Brunswick, and Undergraduate and hitting "Continue", choose the tab on the left labeled "Core Code". The dropdown list will show each of the SAS Core codes. After selecting one of the options, courses will appear from all departments that fulfill that SAS Core goal.

Expository Writing [WC] 

Course # Course Title Credits Core Codes
01:355:101 Expository Writing 3 WC

Beginning with the writing course identified by the Department of English, students must register for and complete composition courses in consecutive terms, with no hiatus, until they have passed 01:355:101 Expository Writing. Once a student matriculates at SAS, all writing courses must be completed at Rutgers-New Brunswick.

Revision-Based Writing and Communication [WCr] 

The Revision-Based Writing and Communication Learning Goal [WCr] must be fulfilled by taking a class at Rutgers-New Brunswick; transfer and AP courses are not certified to meet this learning goal.

Course # Course Title Credits Core Codes
 
African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures
01:013:372 Islamic Mystical Literatures 3 AHo, WCr or WCd
Africana Studies
01:014:490 Seminar in Africana Studies 3 WCr or WCd
American Studies
01:050:240 Latino Literature and Culture 3 AHo, WCr
01:050:295 Latino and Caribbean Cultural Studies 3 AHp, WCr
01:050:327 Latino Ethnography 3 WCr or WCd
Anthropology
01:070:207 Prehistoric Archaeology of Europe 3 WCr or WCd, ITR
01:070:321 Latino Ethnography 3 WCr or WCd
01:070:417 Writing Ethnography 3 WCr or WCd
Art History
01:082:253 Contemporary Photography 3 AHp, WCr or WCd
Asian Studies
01:214:241 East Asian Civilizations: Traditional Era  3 HST or SCL, WCr or WCd
01:098:444 Seminar on East Asian Societies  3 WCr or WCd, ITR
Chinese Studies
01:170:245 Women and Contemporary Chinese Society 3 CC, HST, WCr or WCd
01:170:284 Chinese Philosophical Themes and Literary Writings 3 AHo or AHp, WCr or WCd
01:170:328 Special Topics in Modern Chinese Literature and Film 3 AHo or AHp, WCr or WCd
01:170:350 Confucianism and East Asian Modernities 3 AHo, WCr or WCd
Classics
01:190:323
(was 01:190:210)
Criminals and Saints: Power in Greek Political Life and Imagination 3 WCr or WCd
Comparative Literature
01:195:203 Masterworks of Western Literature 3 AHp, WCr or WCd
01:195:295 Latino and Caribbean Cultural Studies 3 AHp, WCr
East Asian Languages and Area Studies
01:098:241 East Asian Civilizations: Traditional Era  3 HST or SCL, WCr or WCd
English
01:354:410 Seminar in Film Studies 4 WCr
01:354:420 Seminar: Film Theory 3 WCr
01:355:201 Research in the Disciplines 3 WCr or WCd
01:355:202 Technical Writing Essentials  3 WCr
01:355:203 Business Writing Essentials  3 WCr
01:355:301 College Writing and Research  3 WCr or WCd
01:355:302 Scientific and Technical Writing 3 WCr or WCd
01:355:303 Writing for Business and the Professions 3 WCr or WCd
01:355:312 Writing for Biology and the Professions 3 WCr or WCd
01:355:315 Writing Grant Proposals  3 WCr or WCd
01:355:322 Writing for Engineers 3 WCr or WCd
01:355:342 Science Writing 3 WCr or WCd
01:355:352 Writing as a Naturalist 3 WCr or WCd
01:355:355 Writing in the Professions 3 WCr or WCd
01:355:375 Collaborative Writing Practices 3 WCr or WCd
01:358:412
(was 01:350:412)
Seminar: Old English Language and Literature 3 WCr
01:358:420
(was 01:350:420)
Seminar: Chaucer 3 WCr
01:358:422
(was 01:350:422)
Seminar: Topics in Medieval Literature and Culture 3 WCr
01:358:424
(was 01:350:424)
Seminar: Spenser 3 WCr
01:358:426
(was 01:350:426 and 01:350:427)
Seminar: Shakespeare 3 WCr
01:358:428
(was 01:350:428)
Seminar: Milton 3 WCr
01:358:434
(was 01:350:434)
Seminar: Topics in Renaissance Literature and Culture 3 WCr
01:358:435
(was 01:350:435)
Seminar: Topics in Restoration and 18th-Century Literature and Culture 3 WCr
01:358:436
(was 01:350:436)
Seminar: Topics in 19th-Century Literature and Culture 3 WCr
01:358:437
(was 01:350:437)
Seminar: Topics in 20th-Century Literature and Culture 3 WCr
01:358:441
(was 01:350:441)
Seminar: Topics in American Literature and Culture to 1800 3 WCr
01:358:442
(was 01:350:442)
Seminar: Topics in 19th-Century American Literature and Culture 3 WCr
01:358:445
(was 01:350:445 and 01:350:446)
Seminar: Topics in Black Literature and Culture 3 WCr
01:358:452
(was 01:351:452 and 01:351:453)
Seminar: Special Topics in American Literature 3 WCr
01:358:460
(was 01:351:460)
Seminar: Topics in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature 3 WCr
01:358:491
(was 01:351:491 and 01:351:492)
Seminar: Special Topics in Literature 3 WCr
01:359:209 Introduction to Health, Medicine, and Literature 3 AHo, WCr
01:359:410
(was 01:353:491 and 01:353:492)
Seminar: Topics in Literary Theory 3 WCr
01:359:425 Seminar: Topics in Literature and Psychology 3 WCr
01:359:435
(was 01:353:496 and 01:353:497)
Seminar: Topics in Feminist Theory 3 WCr
Genetics
01:447:410 Research in Genetics - Writing Intensive 3 WCr or WCd
01:447:414 Thesis Writing and Communication in Genetics 2 WCr
01:447:430 Effective Communication Skills in Genetics 3 WCr or WCd
German
01:470:301 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis 3 AHp, WCr or WCd
01:470:302 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis 3 AHp, WCr or WCd
History
01:506:401 History Seminar 3 WCr or WCd
01:506:402 History Seminar 3 WCr or WCd
01:506:495 Honors Program in History 3-6 WCr or WCd
01:510:319 The Age of Reformation, 1500-1648 3 WCr or WCd
01:510:351 Medieval Italy 476-1300 3 WCr or WCd
01:512:329 Technology and Nature in American History 3 WCr or WCd
Italian
01:560:250 Italian Composition and Stylistics  3 AHq, WCr or WCd
01:560:496 Honors in Italian  3 WCr or WCd
Jewish Studies
01:563:464 Jewish Studies Seminar 3 WCr or WCd
Korean
01:574:210 Introduction to Korean Culture, History and Society 3 HST, AHo, WCr
Latino and Caribbean Studies
01:595:240 Latino Literature and Culture 3 AHo, WCr
01:595:295 Latino and Caribbean Cultural Studies 3 AHp, WCr
01:595:307 Latino Ethnography 3 WCr or WCd
01:595:333 Caribbean Religion 3 CC, SCL, WCR
Mathematics
01:640:436 History of Mathematics 3 WCr or WCd
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
01:694:385 MBB Research & Writing 3-6 WCr or WCd
01:694:495 Honors Laboratory Research 6 WCr or WCd
Philosophy
01:730:104 Introduction to Philosophy  4 AHo, WCr or WCd
01:730:297 Sophomore Advanced Seminar 3 WCr or WCd
01:730:397 Junior Advanced Seminar 3 WCr or WCd
POLITICAL SCIENCE
01:790:379 Concepts of Liberty and Equality:  Writing with Revisions in Political Science 3 WCr
Psychology
01:830:301+302 Sensation and Perception Lecture and Laboratory 3+1 WCr or WCd
01:830:305+306 Cognition Lecture and Laboratory 3+1 WCr or WCd
01:830:311+312 Learning Processes Lecture and Laboratory (formerly Conditioning and Learning Lecture and Laboratory) 3+1 WCr or WCd
01:830:313+314 Physiological Psychology Lecture and Laboratory 3+1 WCr or WCd
01:830:323 Research Methods in Social Psychology 4 WCr or WCd
01:830:331+332 Infant and Child Development Lecture and Laboratory 3+1 WCr or WCd
01:830:340+341 Abnormal Psychology Lecture and Laboratory 3+1 WCr or WCd
Religion
01:840:305 Apocalypse: Religious Movements and the End of Time 3 HST, WCr or WCd
01:840:311 Christians, "the Other", and Violence 3 WCr
01:840:314 The Origins of Western Morality 3 HST, WCr or WCd
01:840:316 Evangelicalism in the U.S. 3 HST, WCr or WCd
01:840:319 Religion in American History 3 HST, WCr or WCd
01:840:333 Caribbean Religion 3 CC, SCL, WCR
01:840:370 Buddhism, Society, and Politics in Southeast Asia 3 HST, WCr or WCd
01:840:372 Islamic Mystical Literature 3 AHo, WCr or WCd
01:840:380 Religious Healing in the U.S. 3 HST, WCr or WCd
Russian & East European Languages and Literature
01:860:349 Russia's Wars on Page and Screen 3 WCr
Communication
04:192:346 Intercultural Communication 3 CC, WCr or WCd
04:192:359 Persuasive Communication 3 WCr or WCd
04:192:380 Public Speaking 3 CC, WCr, ITR
Journalism and Media Studies
04:567:310 Broadcast News Writing
(no longer offered - NOT equivalent to Broadcast News Writing and Reporting 04:567:206, which is not on the Core)
3 WCr or WCd
04:567:324 News Reporting and Writing
(no longer offered - NOT equivalent to Digital News Writing and Reporting 04:567:205, which is not on the Core)
3 WCr or WCd
Public Health
10:832:339 Public Health Literature 3 WCr or WCd
Labor Studies
37:575:201 Development of the Labor Movement I 3 HST or SCL, WCr or WCd
37:575:202 Development of the Labor Movement II 3 HST or SCL, WCr or WCd
37:575:300 Writing in Labor Studies & Employment Relations 3 WCr or WCd

Discipline-Based Writing and Communication [WCd] 

Course # Course Title Credits Core Codes
 
African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures
01:013:372 Islamic Mystical Literatures 3 AHo, WCr or WCd
01:013:401 Senior Seminar in Literature and Society 3 WCd
01:013:430 Gender, Nation, and Literature in South Asia 3 WCd
01:013:445 Storytelling in the Muslim World 3 WCd
Africana Studies
01:014:490 Seminar in Africana Studies 3 WCr or WCd
American Studies
01:050:310 Approaches to American Studies 3 WCd
01:050:327 Latino Ethnography 3 WCr or WCd
01:050:389 Junior Seminar in American Studies 3 WCd
Anthropology
01:070:207 Prehistoric Archaeology of Europe 3 WCr or WCd, ITR
01:070:321 Latino Ethnography 3 WCr or WCd
01:070:417 Writing Ethnography 3 WCr or WCd
Art History
01:082:253 Contemporary Photography 3 AHp, WCr or WCd
01:082:491 Seminar in Art History 3 WCd
01:082:492 Seminar in Art History 3 WCd
Arts and Sciences
01:090:292 SAS Honors Program Seminar 3 WCd
01:090:293 SAS Honors Program Seminar 3 WCd
01:090:294 SAS Honors Program Seminar 3 WCd
01:090:295 SAS Honors Program Seminar 3 WCd
01:090:296 SAS Honors Program Seminar 3 WCd
01:090:297 SAS Honors Program Seminar 3 WCd
Asian Studies
01:098:241 East Asian Civilizations: Traditional Era  3 HST or SCL, WCr or WCd
01:098:444 Seminar on East Asian Societies  3 WCr or WCd, ITR
Chinese Studies
01:170:245 Women and Contemporary Chinese Society 3 CC, HST, WCr or WCd
01:170:284 Chinese Philosophical Themes and Literary Writings 3 AHo or AHp, WCr or WCd
01:170:328 Special Topics in Modern Chinese Literature and Film 3 AHo or AHp, WCr or WCd
01:170:350 Confucianism and East Asian Modernities 3 AHo, WCr or WCd
Classics
01:190:323
(was 01:190:210)
Criminals and Saints: Power in Greek Political Life and Imagination 3 WCr or WCd
Comparative Literature
01:195:203 Masterworks of Western Literature 3 AHp, WCr, WCd
01:195:246 Fairy Tales Then and Now 3 AHp, WCd
01:195:251 Major French Writers in Translation 3 AHp, WCd
01:195:348 Stories of Russian Life: Memory, Invention, Experience 3 AHo or AHp, WCd
01:195:430 Gender, Nation, and Literature in South Asia 3 WCd
01:195:489 Tolstoy's War and Peace 3 WCd
Computer Science
01:198:405 Seminar in Computers and Society 3 CC, WCd
East Asian Languages and Area Studies
01:214:241 East Asian Civilizations: Traditional Era  3 HST or SCL, WCr or WCd
01:214:245 Global East Asia (no longer offered) 3 CCC, HST or SCL, WCd
English
01:355:201 Research in the Disciplines 3 WCr or WCd
01:355:301 College Writing and Research 3 WCr or WCd
01:355:302 Scientific and Technical Writing 3 WCr or WCd
01:355:303 Writing for Business and the Professions 3 WCr or WCd
01:355:312 Writing for Biology and the Professions 3 WCr or WCd
01:355:315 Writing Grant Proposals  3 WCr or WCd
01:355:322 Writing for Engineers 3 WCr or WCd
01:355:342 Science Writing 3 WCr or WCd
01:355:352 Writing as a Naturalist 3 WCr or WCd
01:355:355 Writing in the Professions 3 WCr or WCd
01:355:375 Collaborative Writing Practices 3 WCr or WCd
01:359:201
(was 01:350:219)
Principles of Literary Study: Poetry
(formerly Principles of Literary Study)
3 AHp, WCd
01:359:202
(was 01:350:220)
Principles of Literary Study: Prose
(formerly Principles of Literary Study)
3 AHp, WCd
French
01:420:214 Composition and Stylistics 3 AHp or AHq, WCd
01:420:215 Aspects of French Literature 3 AHo or AHp, WCd
01:420:216 Aspects of French Literature 3 AHo or AHp, WCd
01:420:217 Approaches to French Literature (Honors) 3 AHo or AHp, WCd
01:420:218 Approaches to French Literature (Honors) 3 AHo or AHp, WCd
01:420:241 Major French Writers in Translation  3 AHp, WCd
01:420:242 Major French Writers in Translation  3 AHp, WCd
01:420:260 The Theater of France (in English) 3 AHp or AHq, WCd
01:420:271 Francophilia: Literature and Sexuality in Modern France 3 CCC, WCd
Genetics
01:447:410 Research in Genetics - Writing Intensive 3 WCr or WCd
01:447:415 Thesis Writing and Communication in Genetics 2 WCd
01:447:430 Effective Communication Skills in Genetics 3 WCr or WCd
01:447:495 Cancer 3 WCd
Geography
01:450:322 Remote Sensing 3 WCd, ITR
01:450:355 Principles of Cartography 3 WCd, ITR
German
01:470:225 Fairy Tales Then and Now 3 AHp, WCd
01:470:232 Advanced German
(formerly Advanced Conversation and Composition)
3 WCd
01:470:275 Introduction to German Studies 3 AHp, WCd
01:470:301 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis 3 AHp, WCr or WCd
01:470:302 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis 3 AHp, WCr or WCd
History
01:506:401 History Seminar 3 WCr or WCd
01:506:402 History Seminar 3 WCr or WCd
01:506:495 Honors Program in History 3-6 WCr or WCd
01:508:326 Islam in African History 3 WCd
01:508:337 Pirates, Pilgrims and Poets: Globalization in Indian Ocean History 3 WCd
01:510:319 The Age of Reformation, 1500-1648 3 WCr or WCd
01:510:327 Twentieth-Century Europe 3 WCd
01:510:333 France, Old Regime, and Revolution 3 WCd
01:510:351 Medieval Italy 476-1300 3 WCr or WCd
01:510:381 Eastern Europe, 1800-1948 3 WCd
01:510:383 Eastern Europe, 1945-Present 3 WCd
01:512:304 The Forging of Modern America, 1880-1920 3 WCd
01:512:329 Technology and Nature in American History 3 WCr or WCd
01:512:377 The 1960s 3 WCd
Italian
01:560:250 Italian Composition and Stylistics  3 AHq, WCr or WCd
01:560:496 Honors in Italian  3 WCr or WCd
Jewish Studies
01:563:464 Jewish Studies Seminar 3 WCr or WCd
Latino and Caribbean Studies
01:595:307 Latino Ethnography 3 WCr or WCd
Mathematics
01:640:436 History of Mathematics 3 WCr or WCd
Middle Eastern Studies
01:685:457 Islamic Law and Jurisprudence 3 WCd
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
01:694:385 MBB Research & Writing 3-6 WCr or WCd
01:694:495 Honors Laboratory Research 6 WCr or WCd
Philosophy
01:730:104 Introduction to Philosophy  4 AHo, WCr or WCd
01:730:252 Eating Right: The Ethics of Food Choices and Food Policy 4 CCC, AHo, WCd
01:730:297 Sophomore Advanced Seminar 3 WCr or WCd
01:730:397 Junior Advanced Seminar 3 WCr or WCd
Political Science
01:790:395 Political Science Seminar 3 WCd
01:790:457 Islamic Law and Jurisprudence 3 WCd
Psychology
01:830:301+302 Sensation and Perception Lecture and Laboratory 3+1 WCr or WCd
01:830:305+306 Cognition Lecture and Laboratory 3+1 WCr or WCd
01:830:311+312 Learning Processes Lecture and Laboratory (formerly Conditioning and Learning Lecture and Laboratory) 3+1 WCr or WCd
01:830:313+314 Physiological Psychology Lecture and Laboratory 3+1 WCr or WCd
01:830:323 Research Methods in Social Psychology 4 WCr or WCd
01:830:331+332 Infant and Child Development Lecture and Laboratory 3+1 WCr or WCd
01:830:340+341 Abnormal Psychology Lecture and Laboratory 3+1 WCr or WCd
Religion
01:840:305 Apocalypse: Religious Movements and the End of Time 3 HST, WCr or WCd
01:840:314 The Origins of Western Morality 3 HST, WCr or WCd
01:840:316 Evangelicalism in the U.S. 3 HST, WCr or WCd
01:840:319 Religion in American History 3 HST, WCr or WCd
01:840:370 Buddhism, Society, and Politics in Southeast Asia 3 HST, WCr or WCd
01:840:372 Islamic Mystical Literature 3 AHo, WCr or WCd
01:840:380 Religious Healing in the U.S. 3 HST, WCr or WCd
Russian & East European Languages and Literature
01:860:322 Love and Death in the Russian Short Story 3 AHo or AHp, WCd
01:860:331 Tolstoy 3 AHo or AHp, WCd
01:860:348 Stories of Russian Life: Memory, Invention, Experience (formerly Autobiographical Creations in Russian Literature) 3 AHo or AHp, WCd
01:860:489 Tolstoy's War and Peace 3 WCd
Sexualities Studies
01:888:291 Francophilia: Literature and Sexuality in Modern France 3 CCC, WCd
Sociology
01:920:240 Normality and Abnormality 4 CCC, SCL, WCd
Women's and Gender Studies
01:988:431 Gender, Nation, and Literature in South Asia 3 WCd
Communication
04:192:346 Intercultural Communication 3 CCC, WCr or WCd
04:192:354 Mediated Communication Theory 3 CCC, WCd
04:192:359 Persuasive Communication 3 WCr or WCd
04:192:390 Approaches to Leadership 3 WCd
04:192:408 Health Message and Campaign Design 3 WCd
04:192:446 Communication and Social Change 3 CCC, WCd
04:192:478 Family Communication 3 CCC, WCd
Information Technology and Informatics
04:547:340 Gender and Technology  3 CCC, SCL, WCd
Journalism and Media Studies
04:567:310 Broadcast News Writing
(no longer offered - NOT equivalent to Broadcast News Writing and Reporting 04:567:206, which is not on the Core)
3 WCr or WCd
04:567:324 News Reporting and Writing
(no longer offered - NOT equivalent to Digital News Writing and Reporting 04:567:205, which is not on the Core)
3 WCr or WCd
Planning and Public Policy
10:762:210
(was 10:762:305)
Principles of Public Policy 3 SCL, WCd
Public Health
10:832:339 Public Health Literature 3 WCr or WCd
Public Policy
10:833:210
(was 10:833:305)
Principles of Public Policy 3 SCL, WCd
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
10:843:210 Principles of Public Policy 3 SCL, WCd
Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources
11:216:317 Conservation Ecology 3 CC, WCd
Labor Studies
37:575:201 Development of the Labor Movement I 3 HST or SCL, WCr or WCd
37:575:202 Development of the Labor Movement II 3 HST or SCL, WCr or WCd
37:575:300 Writing in Labor Studies & Employment Relations 3 WCr or WCd

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