The Fairmont State General Studies Curriculum indicates that “Students will be required to complete at least one designated writing intensive course as part of their general studies program or their major field of study. This course will not be in addition to their other courses, but rather a course from those approved as General Studies or majors courses.”
Rationale for WIC
The purpose of the writing-intensive course requirement is to assist undergraduates in becoming effective writers within their major discipline. Writing intensive courses benefit students by improving writing skills as a means of (a) self-expression, (b) increasing knowledge and understanding of course content, and (c) enhancing critical thinking skills.