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What Are the FYW Program Course Offerings?

ENGL 010: Basic Writing

Offered: Fall and Spring
Credits: 3 credits, but the course is combined with a one-credit course: COLL 101, The College Experience, for a total of 4 credits.

ENGL 010, Basic Writing, is a writing course designed for students who are not yet ready to take FYW 100 or FYW 100P and who may need a little more time to write as well as more individualized feedback on their writing. Students are required to meet with a Writing Center tutor at least four times over the course of the semester. Students who successfully complete ENGL 010 can enroll in FYW 100 (see flow chart). While ENGL 010 is a three-credit course, those credit hours do not count towards graduation or towards a student’s GPA. In addition, the course is graded on a Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading scale, and students are concurrently enrolled in COLL 101, The College Experience, which is a one-credit course that is graded on the traditional (4.0) grading scale. Enrollment is capped at 10 students.

FYW 100P: Introduction to Academic Writing PLUS

Offered: Fall and Spring
Credits: 6 credits

FYW 100P, Introduction to Academic Writing Plus, is a writing course designed for students who are not yet ready for the demands of FYW 100 but who feel that they might not need two semesters of first-year writing instruction (as the ENGL 010/FYW 100 sequence would provide). Students who successfully earn a grade of “C” or higher in FYW 100P have completed the College Writing Requirement (please note that there may be other requirements based on intended majors; check with your advisor for more details). Some course time may be spent in a computer classroom and with a Writing Center tutor. FYW 100P is a six-credit course that meets three times a week; it is graded on a traditional (4.0) scale. Enrollment is capped at 15 students.

FYW 100: Introduction to Academic Writing (formerly WRTG 100)

Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer
Credits: 4 credits

FYW 100, Introduction to Academic Writing, is a writing course that introduces students to the conventions and expectations of academic writing—that is, the kinds of writing they will be expected to do in college as well as in their subsequent careers (and lives). Students who successfully complete FYW 100 with a grade of “C” or higher (see flow chart) have completed the College Writing Requirement (please note that there may be other requirements based on intended majors; check with your advisor for more details). FYW 100 is a four-credit course that is graded on a traditional (4.0) grading scale. Enrollment is capped at 20 students.

FYW 100H: Introduction to Academic Writing (formerly WRTG 100), Honors

Offered: Fall
Credits: 4 credits

This course is the same as FYW 100; however, it is open only to those students accepted into The College Honors Program. See http://www.ric.edu/honors/index.php for more information.

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