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To be certified as having a substantial writing component, a College of Communication course must satisfy the following minimum criteria:

  • Three writing activities per semester (exclusive of in-class quizzes and examinations);
  • At least 16 total pages (typewritten, double-spaced) of writing, or about 4,000 words;
  • Timely and detailed critiques following each writing activity; and
  • Grading whereby the quality of the student's writing is an important component of the student's final course grade.