The information below is intended to help faculty members learn more about the Intensive Writing Proficiency.
The following is a list of objectives that you may find helpful when you’re preparing to submit a course to the CCC for approval.
Requirements for Intensive Writing I: Level One courses will:
Requirement for Intensive Writing II: Level Two courses will:
Selected Writing I (composition/writing) and Oral Communication (public speaking) transfer courses may be articulated as equivalent to Providence College courses that meet these proficiency requirements. All other proficiencies will normally be met through successful completion of designated Providence College day courses unless authorized through student petition.
Students entering Providence College with less than a 2.5 PC-calculated grade-point average must complete WRT 100 before taking a course fulfilling the Intensive Writing proficiency.
It is strongly preferred that students complete the Intensive Writing I proficiency requirement before the Intensive Writing II proficiency requirement.
To fulfill the Intensive Writing Proficiency, students must take two core-designated intensive writing courses with at least one at Level II, as approved by the Core Curriculum Committee. Approved intensive writing courses will normally be capped at 18 students. Students must first meet a minimum writing proficiency requirement.
If incoming students earned a 2.5 high school point average, as calculated by Providence College, they are required to take WRT 100 Writing for College Success (offered through the School of Continuing Education) prior to completing the intensive writing proficiency as described below.
The cultivation of the skills and habits of good writing is inseparable from an authentic Liberal Arts education. Accordingly, all students will be required to develop their ability to write by taking two writing intensive course, one focused on the basic techniques of good writing and a second in which students apply those skills to a particular academic discipline.