Writing Intensive Curriculum Courses

The SSU faculty and the WEPT Program have authorized a set of writing-intensive curriculum courses aimed at supporting students' writing abilities across the curriculum and substituting for the WEPT (most CSUs have course-based options for the writing proficiency requirement). 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. Check the course specifications carefully.

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

Summer 2018 WIC Courses (Writing Intensive Curriculum)
Course Name/Section Days Time Instructor
ECON 426.201 Online Online Chong-Uk Kim
Fall 2018 WIC Courses (Writing Intensive Curriculum)
Course Name/Section Days Time Instructor
ARTH 454.001 FRIDAYS 8:00AM - 11:40AM Jennifer Bethke
ARTH 490H.001 WEDNESDAYS 1:00PM - 4:40PM Jennifer Shaw
ASTR 305.001 TUES/THURS 1:00PM - 3:50PM Thomas Targett
CALS 374.001 TUESDAYS 8:00AM-11:40AM Nora Wilkins
CCJS 370.001 TUES/THURS 10:00AM - 11:50AM Diana Grant
CCJS 370.002 TUES/THURS 3:00PM - 4:50PM Napoleon Reyes
COMS 402.002 THURSDAYS 1:00PM - 4:40PM Marco Calavita
CS 385.001 MON/WED 10:45AM - 12:00PM Anamary Leal
ECON 426.001 MON/WED 2:00PM - 3:50PM Chong Uk Kim
ENGL 375.001 TUES/THURS 8:00AM - 9:50AM TBD
FR 314.001 MON/WED 2:00PM - 3:50PM Suzanne Toczyski
HIST 498.001 TUESDAYS 5:00PM - 8:40PM Stephen Estes Jr
KIN 301.001 MON/WED 8:00AM - 9:50AM Lauren Morimoto
LIBS 327.001 MONDAYS 1:00PM - 3:40PM Ianthe Brautigan Swensen
LIBS 327.002 MONDAYS 4:00PM - 6:40PM Ianthe Brautigan Swensen
LIBS 380.101 SATURDAYS 9:00AM - 4:30PM John Wikse
MATH 467.001 WEDNESDAYS 2:00PM - 3:50PM Susan Herring
PHIL 302.001 TUES/THURS 7:00PM - 8:50PM Patrick Ray
PHIL 302.002 MON/WED 8:00PM - 9:50PM Patrick Ray
POLS 313.001 TUES/THURS 1:00PM - 2:50PM Emily Ray
SOCI 498.001 MON/WED 12:05PM - 1:55PM Nicole Wolfe
SOCI 498.002 FRIDAYS 9:00AM - 12:40AM Roxanne Ezzet
SOCI 498.003 TUES/THURS 10:00AM - 11:50AM Heather Flynn
WGS 425.001 FRIDAYS 9:00AM - 12:40PM Lena McQuade
Spring 2018 WIC Courses (Writing Intensive Curriculum)
Course Name/Section Days Time Instructor
ASTR 305.001 MON/WED 1:00PM - 2:15PM Scott Severson
CALS 374.001 TUESDAYS 8:00AM - 11:40AM Nora Wilkins
CALS 456.001 MONDAYS 6:00PM-9:40PM Mariana Garcia Martinez
CCJS 370.001 TUES/THURS 1:00 - 2:50PM Diana Grant
CCJS 370.002 TUES/THURS 10:00AM - 11:50AM Napoleon Reyes
ENGL 375.001 MON/WED 8:00AM - 9:50AM Lauren Nahas
FR 314.001 TUES/THURS 10:00AM - 11:50AM Suzanne Toczyski
GEP (formerly ENSP) 331.001 MONDAYS 2:00PM-5:40PM Laura Watt
KIN 301.001 MON/WED 8:00AM - 9:50AM Lauren Morimoto
KIN 301.002 MON/WED 10:00AM - 11:50AM Lauren Morimoto
MATH 467.001 WEDNESDAYS 2:00PM - 3:50PM Susan Herring
MUS 351.001 MON/WED/FRI 9:00AM - 9:50AM John Palmer
PHIL 302.001 MON/WED 8:00PM - 9:50PM Patrick Ray
POLS 314.001 MON/WED 12:05PM - 1:55PM Emily Ray
SOCI 498.001 MONDAYS 2:00PM - 5:40PM Cindy Stearns
SOCI 498.002 MON/WED 10:00AM - 11:50AM James Dean
SOCI 498.003 TUES/THURS 10:00AM - 11:50AM Roxanne Ezzet
SOCI 498.004 TUESDAYS 1:00PM - 4:40PM Debora Paterniti
SOCI 498.005 WEDNESDAYS 2:00PM - 5:40PM Nicole Wolfe

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Courses are being authorized based on clearly articulated criteria by the Educational Policies Committee as advised by the WEPT Program and the Ad Hoc Writing Coordinators Committee. WIC courses are taught by faculty who have undergone specific professional development, and their syllabi have been developed in consultation with the WCC to include direct, rich instruction in writing. Each term a new list of explicitly authorized WIC courses will be published
You definitely should voice your desire to your professors and the Department Chair. Programs must initiate the process of seeking WIC authorization.
Yes. As of Fall 2017, the GWAR certification process has been automated within the Common Management System. Therefore, if you are a student who has completed a WIC Course, your ARR (Academic Requirement Report) will be updated to show GWAR Completion, normally within a month of your having completed the course, provided you meet these eligibility criteria:

1. You completed the WIC course with a grade of C or better (as stipulated in the criteria).

2. You held junior status or higher (60 units) at the time of your enrollment in the course.

Please Note: If your Catalog Year is prior to Fall 2013, your ARR will not automatically update. Please contact the WEPT Office at wept@sonoma.edu for assistance in getting your WIC course submitted for GWAR certification.

No, unless you took your WIC course before Fall 2017. Prior to Fall 2017, the University policy did ask students to pay the fee. If you are a student who took a WIC course in a prior term and has not yet petitioned to have your course recognized for GWAR completion, the prior policy does still apply to you, as it did to all your classmates. Therefore, if you did take the class prior to Fall 2017, pay the fee and email the WEPT Office at wept@sonoma.edu to petition to have your WIC course "counted" for your GWAR certification.
Yes, WEPT tests will be available for all students in need of them.
Yes. The CSU GWAR policy explicitly states that GWAR assessment is to be performed at the junior level or above.
No. The Graduate Written Assessment Requirement, as articulated in Chancellor’s Office directives, clearly stipulates that GWAR is meant to institute writing requirements and assessment in the upper division. Students may elect to take WIC courses at any time in their college careers, but as in the case of the WEPT, completion of the requirement can only be recognized for juniors or higher. Thus students who take WIC courses prior to the junior year will still need to pass the WEPT or complete a WIC course with a C or better during their upper division work to meet their GWAR requirements.
Yes. The University's hope as of Fall 2017 is gradually to phase out the WEPT for most students.