The Washington State University Pullman Catalog

Academic Engagement and Student Achievement

The online catalog includes the most recent changes to courses and degree requirements that have been approved by the Faculty Senate, including changes that are not yet effective.

Academic Engagement and Student Achievement

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French Administration, Room 436 and CUE 519
509-335-8044

William B. Davis, Interim Vice Provost.

The Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement offers programs and courses that support all undergraduates at WSU. One- to four-credit courses are designed to fit student schedules and can be paired with other University courses or courses in the major for high-impact learning.

UNIV (university-wide) courses are one-, two-, three-, and four-credit elective offerings designed to help students from all majors develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to succeed in college, engage in high-impact experiences, and graduate career-ready.  UNIV courses fall into four broad categories including academic support and transition, career preparation and exploration, leadership and global citizenship development, and undergraduate research and creative discovery. The curriculum is managed and overseen by the UNIV Curriculum Committee.

In the UNIV curriculum, active and collaborative learning environments develop teamwork and leadership skills while also fostering positive relationships with an inclusive community of peers, faculty, and advising staff. Students' progress in their degree programs is supported by focus on developing critical thinking, analytical, and information skills, as well as by their strong written and oral communications components. Frequent reflective assignments assist students in integrating their college experiences with their developing sense of personal and social responsibility and self-direction.  UNIV courses also prepare students for engagement in high impact practices that support their educational and career goals, including internships and undergraduate research, and creative activities.

The Writing Program’s prefix, WRITE, offers a selection of 1-credit courses designed to support WSU students with the writing they are doing in their classes and in other academic and professional contexts. These courses offer low-risk, high-contact environments in which to learn and practice writing skills that will serve students as they write in their disciplines and in their future careers.

All WRITE courses are designed to be taken concurrently with a writing-intensive course such as English 101/105, a UCORE course such as History 105, or an “M” course (writing in the major). WRITE courses prioritize contextualized practice, so that students learn more about writing based on the writing they’re already doing for other courses, as well as self-regulated learning  models that guide students to determine and pursue their own learning goals.

Finally, the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement supports general education at WSU through the University Common Requirements (UCORE) Program.  Information about UCORE can be found in other parts of the WSU Catalog or online through the UCORE website.

 



Certificates

Global Leadership Certificate

Academic Engagement and Student Achievement offers the Global Leadership Certificate, in partnership with the Office of International Programs.  The Global Leadership Certificate is structured around coursework and co-curricular experiences that empower students to analyze, adapt, communicate, problem-solve, and empathize in a variety of professional and personal networks.  Taken together, the academic and co-curricular components build self-reliance, leadership and team skills in a global framework. 

Requirements for the Global Leadership Certificate (4 sections, 15 credits total):

1) Four (4) Courses (12 credits)
A minimum of four globally-related courses (twelve credits) may be applied to fulfill the academic coursework requirement for the Global Leadership Certificate.  At least six credits must be taken at the 300-400 level.  Approved courses include but are not limited to ANTH 203, 316, 418, ART 202, COM 105, 321, ECONS 101, I BUS 380, POL S 103, 427, SOE 110, WGSS 332; or as approved by advisor.  Courses taken during an education abroad experience may also be applied, as well as up to four credit hours of foreign language at or above the 200 level.

2) Leadership in a Global Context (1 credit, UNIV 497)
All students will complete the section of UNIV 497, Peer Leadership, specifically designed to fulfill requirements for the Global Leadership Certificate.

3)Experiential Learning (1 credit; UNIV 493)
Experiential global learning may occur “at home or abroad.” This course enables students to develop skills to extend and apply that learning to enhance global self-awareness, intercultural competency, and professional preparation.

4)  Integrative Capstone (1 credit, UNIV 491)
Completion of the Integrative Capstone course enables the student to plan and design a project that advances their global leadership knowledge, experiences, and skills.

For additional information, contact the department of Global Learning in the Office of International Programs.



Courses

The online catalog includes the most recent changes to courses and degree requirements that have been approved by the Faculty Senate, including changes that are not yet effective. Courses showing two entries of the same number indicate that the course information is changing. The most recently approved version is shown first, followed by the older version, in gray, with its last-effective term preceding the course title. Courses shown in gray with only one entry of the course number are being discontinued. Course offerings by term can be accessed by clicking on the term links when viewing a specific campus catalog.


University-Wide (UNIV)

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100 College Majors and Career Exploration 1 Career development and the decision-making process; exploration of academic majors and careers. Credit not granted for both UNIV 100 and 101. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

101 College Majors and Career Choice V 1-3 Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Establish initial connections to campus and community; cultivate a college success mindset through collaborative, experiential learning. Credit not granted for both UNIV 100 and 101. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

101 (Effective through Summer 2024) College Majors and Career Choice 2 Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Career development and the decision-making process; exploration of academic majors and careers. Credit not granted for both UNIV 100 and 101. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

104 College Success Seminar 2 Course Prerequisite: Less than 30 credits. Explore how to successfully navigate college; topics include student identity, cultural lenses, academic skills, university resources; utilizes a collaborative learning environment. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

110 Developing Academic Strategies for Reading and Writing 4 Course Prerequisite: TOEFL iBT 64-75, TOEFL PBT 185-205, or IELTS 5.5-6; Undergraduate Bridge students only. Development of academic English vocabulary, grammatical competence, reading strategies, and academic writing skills.

111 Developing Academic Strategies for Listening and Discussion 4 Course Prerequisite: UNIV 110 with a grade of B or better; TOEFL iBT of 64-75, TOEFL PBT of 185-205, or IELTS of 5.5-6; Undergraduate Bridge students only. Refinement of academic English skills, focusing on listening and speaking in classroom contexts, as well as further development of critical thinking skills and academic success strategies in an American university setting.

198 Foundations of Academic Research 1 Introduction to secondary research and scholarly communication; information-seeking, evaluation, and use; critical reflection on biases, authority, misinformation, and research process. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

199 Introduction to Directed Research V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Introduction to independent research, scholarship, reading analysis, creative project, or field experiences. Typically offered Fall.

204 First-Year Career Exploration and Design Thinking V 1-2 Development of strategies for turning college success into personal and professional success. Recommend preparation: UNIV 104.

250 Success in College and Beyond 1 Academic skills and strategies that are critical for college success and personal growth. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

295 Introduction to Models of Leadership 2 Introduction to leadership theories; development of personal leadership skills and application of leadership strategies via experiential learning. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

300 Accessing Information for Research 1 Scholarly research process and strategies, with emphasis on electronic resources for conducting academic research in the disciplines. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

301 Career Exploration and Professional Development 1 Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Career exploration through various types of research and professional development work including self assessments and preparation for entry into professional environments. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

304 Transfer Student Seminar 2 Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Seminar for students with transfer credit to acclimate to the university and develop skills for academic, personal, and career success. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

394 Research Skills V 1-2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 credits. Basic research skills including developing experiments, reading literature, building mentor/mentee relationship. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

398 Internship V 2-15 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 15 credits. Cooperative educational internship with a business, government or non-profit organization. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

490 Global Leadership Experience 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: By permission only; admitted to the Global Leadership Certificate program. Intensive or sustained experiential global learning through experiences such as education abroad or local intercultural activities. S, F grading.

491 Global Leadership Integrative Capstone 1 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Global Leadership Certificate program. Integrative culminating experience for global leadership. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

492 Education Abroad Integrative Capstone 1 Integrative culminating experience for education abroad. Recommended preparation: Study abroad. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

493 Global Leadership Experience 1 Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Enhancement of student skills, perspectives, and competencies relating to global experience at home or abroad. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

494 Advanced Research Skills V 1-2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 credits. Course Prerequisite: UNIV 394; admitted to the MARC-WSU program. Advanced research skills including research ethics, science communication, building professional networks. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

496 Experiences in Health Care V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Work or shadowing experience under supervision of a qualified professional in a clinic. S, F grading.

497 Peer Leadership V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 credits. Development of leadership and interpersonal skills for specific peer leadership and paraprofessional positions. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.


University Writing (WRITE)

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103 Writing Collaborative for History 105 or 305 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 credits. Peer review, scaffolded feedback, and other reading and writing supports for students enrolled in HISTORY 105 or 305. (Formerly offered as WRIT 103.) Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

108 Writing Collaborative for Multilingual Writers in History 105 or 305 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 credits. Peer review, scaffolded feedback, and other reading and writing supports for multilingual students enrolled in HISTORY 105 or 305. (Formerly offered as WRIT 108.) Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

111 [WRTG] Writing and Reading in History 1 Introduction to writing and reading in history and related fields (art history, music history) with focus on how historians ask questions, answer questions, and communicate answers. Suggested corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a lower-division history or related course (art history, music history). (Formerly offered as WRIT 111.) Typically offered Fall and Spring.

112 [WRTG] Writing and Reading in the Natural Sciences 1 Introduction to writing and reading in the natural sciences with focus on how natural scientists ask questions, answer questions, and communicate answers. Suggested corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a lower-division natural science course (Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Entomology, Environmental Science, Physics, etc.). (Formerly offered as WRIT 112.) Typically offered Fall and Spring.

113 [WRTG] Writing and Reading in the Social Sciences 1 Introduction to writing and reading in the social sciences with focus on how social scientists ask questions, answer questions, and communicate answers. Suggested corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a lower-division social science course (Anthropology, Archaeology, Criminal Justice, Economic Science, Psychology, Sociology, etc.). (Formerly offered as WRIT 113.) Typically offered Fall and Spring.

205 Sentence and Paragraph Construction Across the Disciplines 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 3 credits. Individualized and small group instruction to improve basic sentence and paragraph writing skills in various disciplinary fields; sentence and paragraph skill development will focus on the types of sentences (simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex) and how they fit into genres of paragraphs (expository, narrative, comparison, and causal) based on fields of study. (Formerly offered as WRIT 205.) Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

302 Advanced Writing Collaborative 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 5 credits. Student-centered group tutorial on writing improvement in upper division courses. Enrollment in a Writing in the Major course or course that assigns writing is required. (Formerly offered as WRIT 302.) Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

309 Plagiarism Labyrinth: The Complex Relationship between Culture, Language, and Academic Integrity 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 3 credits. Develop an understanding of the complexities of plagiarism, with an emphasis on culture and the needs of international students. (Formerly offered as WRIT 309.) S, F grading.

311 Writing for Admission and Scholarship Applications 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 3 credits. Strategies for writing personal statements using rhetorical inquiry, reflection, and peer review; focuses on professional/graduate school and scholarship applications. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

311 (Effective through Summer 2024) Writing for Admission and Scholarship Applications 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 3 credits. Strategies for drafting and polishing application statements using context, reflection, and peer review; focuses on competitive admission and scholarship writing. (Formerly offered as WRIT 311.) Typically offered Fall and Spring.

405 Writing Tutorial for Syntactic Structures in Professional and Academic Contexts 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 3 credits. Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Individualized and small group instruction focusing on sentence and paragraph structure for professional and academic purposes. (Formerly offered as WRIT 405.) Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

431 Writing Center Theory and Practice 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 credits. Course Prerequisite: By instructor permission. Education and training for work at the WSU Undergraduate Writing Center with focus on the scholarship of theory and practice. (Formerly offered as WRIT 431.) Typically offered Fall and Spring.

432 Small Group Collaboratives Theory and Practice V 1-2 Course Prerequisite: By instructor permission. Education and training for work at the WSU Undergraduate Writing Center's Small Group Collaboratives program with focus on the scholarship of theory and practice. (Formerly offered as WRIT 432.) Typically offered Fall and Spring.

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