Academic Catalog 2019-2020

Writing Intensive Graduation Requirement

All Gardner-Webb Traditional Undergraduate Students entering Fall 2018 or after must complete five Writing Intensive (WI) courses as a graduation requirement. This requirement will be fulfilled by completing three WI courses in the General Education curriculum (Tier One and Two) and two WI courses in the major (Tier Three).

Tier One: ENGL 101 and ENGL 102.

Tier Two: One WI General Education course taken after ENGL 102. These courses vary semester to semester; but sections meeting the requirement will be labeled “WI2” during the registration process for each semester. This designation will also appear with the course in the student’s degree audit.

Tier Three: Two WI courses in the major. These courses are identified by a “WI3” within the catalog course description, on the course listings for registration, and in the student’s degree audit.

Transfer Credit for Writing Intensive courses

Tier One: Transfer credit for ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 will each meet one Tier One WI course requirement. Both Tier One WI requirements may be met through transfer credit.

Tier Two: Students transferring under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement or who have received transfer credit for all General Education requirements are considered to have met this requirement.

Tier Three: Transfer credit does not meet this requirement.