ERIC Number: ED184141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Developing the Writing/Composition Major.
Lewes, Ulle E.
In an era of educational retrenchment in which career-oriented students are seeking useful, practical instruction, the challenge facing writing departments and writing teachers is to develop a curriculum serving a variety of undergraduate majors without straining budgets and without expanding staffs. Toward that end, the "Concentration in Writing" program was developed and implemented at Ohio Wesleyan University during the late 1970s. Comments about the courses in the program, their appeal to particular groups of students, and the utilization of existing faculty and resources illustrate that writing courses beyond the freshman level are needed and that most liberal arts colleges can implement writing concentrations within the English major. (The writing course descriptions and suggested and required course sequences at Ohio Wesleyan are attached.) (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (31st, Washington, DC, March 13-15, 1980).