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 2019 WIC Courses (Writing Intensive Curriculum)
Course Name/Section Days Time Instructor
ECON 426.201 ONLINE ONLINE Chong Uk Kim
Fall 2019 WIC Courses (Writing Intensive Curriculum)
Course Name/Section Days Time Instructor
ANTH 300.001 MON/WED 10:00AM - 11:50AM Richard Senghas
ARTH 490.001 WEDNESDAYS 2:00PM - 5:40PM Jennifer Shaw
ASTR 305.001 MON/WED 1:00PM - 2:15PM Thomas Targett
CALS 374.001 TUESDAYS 8:00AM-11:40AM Nora Wilkins
CCJS 370.001 TUES/THURS 10:00AM - 11:50AM Napoleon Reyes
CCJS 370.002 TUES/THURS 1:00PM - 2:50PM Diana Grant
CHEM 496.001 TUES/THURS 10:00AM - 11:50AM Carmen Works
ECON 426.001 MON/WED 2:00PM - 3:50PM Chong Uk Kim
EDEC 405.001 WEDNESDAYS 4:00PM - 6:40PM Chiara Bacigalupa
EE 497.001 THURSDAYS 4:00PM - 5:30PM Mohammad Kujoory
ENGL 375.001 MON/WED 10:00AM - 11:50AM Scott Miller
ENGL 375.002 TUES/THURS 8:00AM - 9:50AM TBA
HIST 498.001 MONDAYS 2:00PM - 5:40PM Michelle Jolly
HIST 498.002 WEDNESDAYS 2:00PM - 5:40PM Kathleen Noonan
LIBS 327.001 MONDAYS 4:00PM - 6:40PM Ianthe Brautigan Swensen
LIBS 327.002 WEDNESDAYS 4:00PM - 6:40PM Stacey Pelton
LIBS 380.101 WEDNESDAYS See Schedule Staff
MATH 467.001 WEDNESDAYS 2:00 - 3:50PM Rodrigo Gaitan
NURS 301.001 MON/WED 11:00AM - 1:30PM Krista Altaker
NURS 370.002 ONLINE ONLINE Manisha Salinas/Michelle Kelly
PHIL 302.001 TUES/THURS 7:00PM - 8:50PM Patrick Ray
POLS 311.001 TUES/THURS 1:00PM - 2:50PM Emily Ray
SOCI 498.001 FRIDAYS 9:00AM - 12:40PM Roxanne Ezzet
SOCI 498.002 TUES/THURS 1:00PM - 2:50PM Heather Flynn
WGS 425.001 FRIDAYS 9:00AM - 12:40PM Lena McQuade
Spring 2019 WIC Courses (Writing Intensive Curriculum)
Course Name/Section Days Time Instructor
ARTH 452.001 WEDNESDAYS 2:00PM - 5:40PM Jennifer Shaw
CALS 374.001 TUESDAYS 8:00AM-11:40AM Nora Wilkins
CCJS 370.001 MON/WED 12:05PM - 1:55PM Diana Grant
CCJS 370.002 TUES/THURS 3:00PM - 4:50PM Napoleon Reyes
CES 597.101 THURSDAYS 4:00PM - 4:50PM Mohammad Kujoory
EE 497.001 THURSDAYS 4:00PM - 4:50PM Mohammad Kujoory
ENGL 375.001 MON/WED 8:00AM - 9:50AM Lauren Nahas
GEP 331.001 WEDNESDAYS 2:00PM - 3:50PM Stephen Friesen
HIST 498.001 TUESDAYS 1:00PM - 4:40PM Samuel Cohen
HIST 498.002 WEDNESDAYS 8:00AM - 11:40AM Amy Kittelstrom
LIBS 321A.001 MONDAYS 1:00PM - 3:40PM Hilda Romero
LIBS 327.001 MONDAYS 1:00PM - 3:40PM Ianthe Brautigan Swensen
LIBS 327.002 MONDAYS 4:00PM - 6:40PM Ianthe Brautigan Swensen
MATH 467.001 MON/WED 10:00AM - 10:50AM Susan Herring
MUS 351.001 MON/WED/FRI 10:00AM - 10:50AM John Palmer
PHIL 302.001 TUES/THURS 5:00PM - 6:50PM Patrick Ray
POLS 330.001 TUES/THURS 1:00PM - 2:50PM Willie Gin
POLS 415.001 MON/WED 12:05PM - 1:55PM Emily Ray
SOCI 498.001 TUES/THURS 8:00AM -91:50AM Heather Flynn
SOCI 498.002 MON/WED 4:00PM - 5:50PM James Dean
SOCI 498.003 FRIDAYS 9:00AM - 12:40AM Roxanne Ezzet
SOCI 498.004 TUESDAYS 1:00PM - 4:40PM Debora Paterniti
SOCI 498.005 MON/WED 10:00AM - 11:50AM 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.

There are a few situations where a student's ARR might not automatically update. If one of the following situations apply to you, please contact the WEPT/WIC office at wept@sonoma.edu and the administrative staff will help you resolve the issue.

1. Students who are in Catalog year prior to Fall 2013.

2. Students who took a WIC class prior to Fall 2017. Note: there were no WIC courses prior to Spring 2016.

3. Students who are in Catalog year prior to Fall 2018 and received a C- or Credit/No-Credit in the course.

4. Students who took a WIC course prior to earning 60 units.

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.