Depending on your college, major, and academic interest, there are a variety of ways for you to fulfill your Advanced Writing in the Disciplines (AWD) requirement. Students in different colleges have different options, but you should always make your decision in consultation with your academic advisor. The following brief descriptions are meant to help you start the conversation with your advisor.
Students are highly encouraged to enroll in the AWD course most appropriate for their major, not only because of distinctions among the course descriptions but also because they will work with others in their disciplines.
Typically, an SOL section:
- Offers more one-to-one attention because of smaller class size (15 students in SOL vs 19 students in a regular AWD section)
- Offers a community in which multilingual students often feel more comfortable participating in class
- Offers pacing designed to meet the needs of multilingual writers
- Often includes cultural introductions to pop-culture, humor, and contemporary events
- Often provides closer attention to specific language use and vocabulary
We currently offer SOL sections for ENGW 3304 (Advanced Writing in the Business Administration Professions) and ENGW 3315 (Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing).
Questions about course suitability can be sent to the Director of Advanced Writing in the Disciplines, Laurie Nardone (email@example.com). Registration-specific inquiries can be sent to the English Department’s Administrative Specialist, Jennifer Lobisser (firstname.lastname@example.org).