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.

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.

Spring 2021 WIC Courses will be posted by the end of October.

Fall 2020 WIC Courses (Writing Intensive Curriculum)
Course Name/Section Days Time Instructor
ARTH 490.001 WEDNESDAYS 1:00PM - 4:40PM Letha Ch'ien
ASTR 305.001 MON/WED 1:00PM - 2:15PM Thomas Targett
BIO 308.001 TBD TBD Rachel Donham
BUS 491.001 Online TBA Armand Gilinsky
BUS 491.002 Online TBA Armand Gilinsky
CALS 374.001 TUES/THURS 10:00AM - 11:50AM Natalia Villanueva-Nieves
CALS 374.002 MON/WED 1:00PM - 2:50AM Silvia Soto
CCJS 370.001 MON/WED 3:00PM - 4:50PM Napoleon Reyes
CCJS 370.001 MON/WED 3:00PM - 4:50PM Napoleon Reyes
CCJS 370.002 TUES/THURS 1:00PM - 2:50PM Gary Maynard
CCJS 490.001 MONDAYS 6:00PM - 9:40PM Napoleon Reyes
CCJS 490.002 MONDAYS 6:00PM - 9:40PM Diana Grant
ECON 426.001 MON/WED 5:00PM - 6:50PM Chong Uk Kim
CES 597.001 THURSDAYS 4:00PM - 4:50PM Ali Kujoory
EE 497.001 THURSDAYS 4:00PM - 4:50PM Ali Kujoory
ENGL 375.001 MON/WED 10:00AM - 11:50AM Lauren Nahas
ENGL 375.002 MON/WED 1:00PM - 2:50PM Lauren Nahas
HIST 498.001 MONDAYS 1:00PM - 4:40PM Michelle Jolly
HIST 498.002 WEDNESDAYS 1:00PM - 4:40PM Stephen Estes
KIN 301.001 MON/WED 8:00AM - 9:50AM Lauren Morimoto
KIN 301.002 MON/WED 10:00AM - 11:50AM Lauren Morimoto
LIBS 327.001 WEDNESDAYS 1:00PM - 3:40PM Ianthe Brautigan Swensen
LIBS 327.002 WEDNESDAYS 4:00PM - 6:40PM Ianthe Brautigan Swensen
MATH 467.001 MONDAYS 1:00 - 2:50PM Rodrigo Gaitan
PHIL 302.001 MON/WED 3:00PM - 4:50PM Patrick Ray
POLS 314.001 TUES/THURS 8:00AM - 9:50AM Emily Ray
SOCI 498.001 FRIDAYS 9:00AM - 12:40PM Roxanne Ezzet
SOCI 498.002 MON/WED 3:00PM - 4:50PM Melinda Milligan
SOCI 498.003 TUES/THURS 3:00PM - 4:50PM James Dean
WGS 425.001 FRIDAYS 9:00AM - 12:40PM Lena McQuade
SUMMER 2020 WIC Courses (Writing Intensive Curriculum)
Course Name/Section Days Time Instructor
ASTR 305.101 MON/TUE/WED 1:00PM - 3:50PM Thomas Targett
CCJS 370.101 MON/TUE/WED/THURS 8:00AM - 11:50AM Bryan Burton
ECON 426.201 ONLINE ONLINE Kim Chong Uk
ENGL 375.101 TUE/THURS 2:00PM - 5:00PM Megan McIntyre

Spring 2020 WIC Courses (Writing Intensive Curriculum)
Course Name/Section Days Time Instructor
ARTH 450.001 MONDAYS 2:00PM - 5:40PM Letha Ch'ien
CALS 374.001 FRIDAYS 1:00PM-4:40PM Nora Wilkins
CCJS 370.001 TUES/THURS 1:00PM - 2:50PM Diana Grant
CCJS 370.002 FRIDAYS 8:00AM - 11:40AM Pat Jackson
CES 597.101 THURSDAYS 4:00PM - 5:30PM Ali Kujoory
EE 497.001 THURSDAYS 4:00PM - 5:30PM Ali Kujoory
COMS 402.001 TUESDAYS 1:00PM - 4:40PM Marco Calavita
CS 385.001 MON/WED 4:00PM - 5:15PM Anamary Leal
ENGL 375.001 THURSDAYS 1:00PM - 4:40PM Chingling Wo
ENGL 485.001 MONDAYS 2:00PM - 5:40PM Theresa Burruel Stone
FR 314.001 MON/WED 2:00PM - 3:50PM Suzanne Toczyski
GEP 331.001 THURSDAYS 6:00PM - 9:40PM Stephen Friesen
HIST 498.001 WEDNESDAYS 6:00PM - 9:40PM Mary Halavais
HIST 498.002 WEDNESDAYS 2:00PM - 5:40PM Amy Kittelstrom
KIN 301.001 MON/WED 8:00AM - 9:50PM Lauren Morimoto
KIN 301.002 MON/WED 10:00AM - 11:50AM Lauren Morimoto
LIBS 321A.001 TUESDAYS 4:00PM - 6:40PM Hilda Romero
LIBS 327.001 MONDAYS 7:00PM - 9:40PM Ianthe Brautigan Swensen
LIBS 327.002 MONDAYS 4:00PM - 6:40PM Ianthe Brautigan Swensen
MATH 467.001 TUES/THURS 11:00AM - 11:50AM Omayra Ortega
MUS 351.001 MON/WED 9:20AM - 10:45AM John Palmer
PHIL 302.001 MON/WED 6:00PM - 7:50PM Patrick Ray
SOCI 498.001 TUESDAYS 1:00PM -4:40PM Debora Paterniti
SOCI 498.002 TUESDAYS 8:00AM - 11:40AM James Dean
SOCI 498.003 FRIDAYS 9:00AM - 12:40AM Roxanne Ezzet
SOCI 498.004 MON/WED 8:00AM - 9:50AM Heather Flynn
SOCI 498.005 MON/WED 10:00AM - 11:50AM Soo Yeon Yoon

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 a 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 a 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.