Dec 07, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses for Academic Majors


Compliance Certification and Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)

Southern Wesleyan is required by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the University’s regional accreditation body, to comply with all standards within the Principles of Accreditation, including the implementation of the QEP.  The QEP is defined by SACSCOC as a topic identified through ongoing, comprehensive and evaluation processes with broad-based support of institutional constituencies that focuses on improving specific student learning outcomes and/or student successes and commits resources for initiation and implementation.  The QEP reflects and affirms Southern Wesleyan’s commitment to enhance overall institutional quality and effectiveness.  The focus of Southern Wesleyan’s QEP is to enhance Baccalaureate-seeking student learning by improving student writing.  In response, the University designed student learning outcomes and an undergraduate curricular structure that fosters writing skills and opportunities for practice throughout the curriculum to prepare students for meeting the writing intensive requirement.

The curricular structure is made up of a series of existing SWU courses that integrate writing-intensive (WI) content. These designated WI courses are offered in tiers throughout each student’s degree program: two Core Curriculum/General Education Tier One courses and two Tier Two courses required in each student’s major of study.

Students must earn a passing grade in courses containing the writing-intensive components within each tier to meet QEP requirement as follows:

  • Complete the QEP Intensive Writing Standard by earning the minimum passing grades in: two Core Curriculum/General Education  courses containing the WI intensive writing components, or transfer equivalents;* and two major courses (typically 3000-4999 level courses) containing the WI intensive writing components.**

* Exemption from the Tier One requirement may be achieved through the transfer of equivalent courses; earned test credit through Advanced Placement (AP), DSST (DANTES Subject Standardized Tests), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), or International Baccalaureate Programme (IB); earned equivalent military credit; or through a combination of these methods of transfer of credit for a minimum of 30 transfer credit hours of general education courses.

** Transfer credit may not be used for exemption from the Tier Two requirement.


QEP Tier One and Tier Two Writing Intensive (WI) Courses

Tier One Core Curriculum and General Education WI Course Options
  ASTH 2053 Music and Art Appreciation  
  BIBL 1013 Old Testament Survey  
  BIOL 1124 General Biology - Organismal  
  ECON 2053 Microeconomics  
  HIST 2013 American History II  
  HIST 2053 Survey of American History  

 

Tier Two Courses for Majors WI Course Options
Biology (BS)   BIOL 3504 Genetics ; BIOL 3313 Bioethics ; SEMR 2051 Scientific Literacy  
Business Administration (BS)   MGMT 3203 Business Law I MGMT 4253 Management Ethics ; MGMT 4893 Management Seminar ; STAT 3123 STAT 3123 Statistics for Accounting and Business  
Chemistry (BA)   CHEM 3404 Inorganic Analysis ; SEMR 2051 Scientific Literacy  
(Optional in major: CPSC 1903 ); BIOL 3313 Bioethics ; BIOL 3504 Genetics  
Chemistry (BS)   CHEM 3404 Inorganic Analysis ; SEMR 2051 Scientific Literacy ; BIOL 3313 Bioethics ; BIOL 3504 Genetics  
Church Music (BM)   MUSC 2073 History of Western Music I ; MUSC 3083 History of Western Music II ; MUSC 4093 History of Western Music III  
Computer Information Systems (CIS) (BS)   CPSC 1903 Introduction to Computer-Science Programming ; CPSC 4202 Computer Science Senior Capstone 
(Optional in major: COMM 2603 , COMM 3063 , COMM 3703 , MGMT 3203 ; MGMT 4253 ; MGMT 4893 )
Criminal Justice Studies (BS)   CRJS 4703 Capstone in Criminal Justice Studies ; RSCH 3803 Research Methods SOSC 2233 Information LIteracy  
Early Childhood and Family Studies (BS)   ECFS 4646 Child and Family Internship I ; ECFS 4656 Child and Family Internship II ; EDUC 2113 Foundations of Education ; EDUC 3423 Instructional Technology for Education Majors  
Early Childhood Education (BS)   EDUC 2113 Foundations of Education ; EDUC 3423 Instructional Technology for Education Majors ; EDUC 4502 Pre-Clinical Experience  
Elementary Education (BS)   EDUC 2113 Foundations of Education ; EDUC 2003 Effective Methods for the Elementary and Middle School/Field Experience ; EDUC 3423 Instructional Technology for Education Majors EDUC 4502 Pre-Clinical Experience  
English (BA)   ENGL 3003 Adolescent Literature ; ENGL 3053 British Literature I ; ENGL 3153 Advanced Composition ; ENGL 4703 Literary Criticism  
Environmental Studies (BS)   BIOL 3313 Bioethics BIOL 3504 Genetics ; SEMR 2051 Scientific Literacy  
Exercise Science (BS)   EXSC 1003 Introduction to Exercise Science ; EXSC 3064 Exercise Physiology ; EXSC 4103 Research and Statistics for Exercise Science  
Forensic Science (BS)   CHEM 3404 Inorganic Analysis ; SEMR 2051 Scientific Literacy ; BIOL 3313 Bioethics ; BIOL 3504 Genetics  
History (BA)   HIST 3473 Historiography and Research Methods ; HIST 4703 History Capstone  
Human Services (BS)   RSCH 3803 Research Methods ; SOSC 3033 Community and Program Assessment ; SOSC 2233 Information Literacy  
Mathematics (BS)   MATH 4303 Historical, Philosophical and Ethical Development of Mathematics ; STAT 3123 Statistics for Accounting and Business  
Media Communication (BA)   COMM 2603 Persuasion and Rhetoric ; COMM 3063 Media and Communication Theory ; COMM 3703 Communication and the Christian Faith  
Music (BA)   MUSC 2073 History of Western Music I ; MUSC 3083 History of Western Music II ; MUSC 4093 History of Western Music III  
Music Education (BA)   MUSC 2073 History of Western Music I ; MUSC 3083 History of Western Music II ; MUSC 4093 History of Western Music III  
Physical Education (BS)   EDUC 2003 Effective Methods for the Elementary and Middle School/Field Experience EDUC 2113 Foundations of Education ; EDUC 3423 Instructional Technology for Education Majors ; EDUC 4502 Pre-Clinical Experience ; RECR 2003 Introduction to Recreation and Sport Management  
Pre-Medicine and Pre-Dentistry (BS)   BIOL 3313 Bioethics BIOL 3504 Genetics ; SEMR 2051 Scientific Literacy  
Psychology (BS)   RSCH 3803 Research Methods ; SOSC 4213 Research Project ; SOSC 2233 Information Literacy  
Recreation and Sport Management (BS)   RECR 2003 Introduction to Recreation and Sport Management ; RECR 4003 Capstone for Recreation and Sport Management ; SOSC 2233 Information Literacy ; STAT 3123 Statistics for Accounting and Business  
Religion (Ministry , Worship , and Youth ) RELG 2183 History of Christianity ; RELG 3393 Theology for Ministry II  
Social Science (BS)   RSCH 3803 Research Methods  
Special Education (Multi-Categorical) (BS)   EDUC 2003 Effective Methods for the Elementary and Middle School/Field Experience ; EDUC 2113 Foundations of Education ; EDUC 3423 Instructional Technology for Education Majors ; EDUC 4502 Pre-Clinical Experience