Kate Hahn, Ph.D., Executive Director

The Center for Academic Writing, located in the Ronald Williams Library, is the home of the Writing Intensive Program (WIP). CAW offers workshops and consultations to departments, faculty, and instructors who are developing and teaching WIP courses or who are interested in integrating writing into any course. CAW also supports students enrolled in WIP courses through the WIP peer tutor and WIP writing fellows program. More information is available by visiting the CAW webpage or by contacting CAW by phone at (773) 442-4492 or by email at caw@neiu.edu.

Writing Intensive Program (WIP)

The Writing Intensive Program is comprised of undergraduate courses across the curriculum that fulfill the writing intensive graduation requirement. All students must successfully complete a writing intensive (WIP) course of at least 3 credit hours within their discipline in order to graduate. Please see the text of this requirement under Bachelor's Degree Graduation Requirements in this catalog. Students should speak with their advisor to confirm which course(s) will fulfill the WIP graduation requirement for their major. WIP courses are content courses that are designed to help students master the course content, learn about writing in their chosen discipline, and improve their writing skills.

CAW supports students enrolled in WIP courses that have WIP peer tutors and WIP writing fellows affiliated with them. WIP peer tutors and writing fellows are recommended by their departments and are hired and trained by CAW to provide support to students working on writing assignments in WIP courses. Students should speak with the instructor of their WIP course and/or contact CAW for information about WIP student support. Information is available on the CAW webpage or by contacting CAW by phone at (773) 442-4492 or by email at caw@neiu.edu.

The list below is a sample of WIP courses offered across the curriculum. Students should review the program requirements for their major and speak with their advisor to determine which WIP courses will fulfill the graduation requirement.

ART-292Writing Intensive Program:Professional Practices1
ART-392AWriting Intensive Program:Professional Practices1
ART-392BWriting Intensive Program:Professional Practices1
BIO-305Writing Intensive Program:General Ecology4
CHEM-213Writing Intensive Program: Quantitative Analysis5
CS-319Writing Intensive Program: Fundamentals Of Software Engineering3
ECED-313Writing Intensive Program: Language Development And Educational Implications3
ELED-302Writing Intensive Program: Foundation Of Teaching The English Language Arts3
ENGL-210Writing Intensive Program: Methods for English Majors3
ESCI-306Writing Intensive Program: Rocks And Minerals4
GES-250Writing Intensive Program: Writing in GES3
HRD-325Writing Intensive Program:Communication In Human Resource Development3
ICSE-303Writing Intensive Program: Research Design And Methodology3
JUST-202Writing Intensive Program:Justice And Inequality3
LLAS-201Writing Intensive Program: Culture & History Of Latinos3
MATH-251Writing Intensive Program: Introduction To Advanced Mathematics5
MNGT-370Writing Intensive Program: Managing Global Business Organization3
MUS-312Writing Intensive Program: Beethoven3
NDP-310Writing Intensive Program: Diversity In The Workplace3
PSCI-251Writing Intensive Program: Comparative Political Systems3
PSCI-344Writing Intensive Program: Public Organization Theory3
PSCI-392Writing Intensive Program: Contemporary Political Philosophy3
PSYC-202Writing Intensive Program: Statistics And Research Methods I3
SOC-245Writing Intensive Program: Social Inequalities3
SPED-371Writing Intensive Program:Foundations Of Special Education3
SWK-303Writing Intensive Program: Human Behavior And The Social Environment I3
SWK-322Writing Intensive Program:International Social Work3