The Upper-Level Writing Requirement (ULWR) provides writing-centered courses in students' chosen concentrations that incorporate writing as a catalyst for understanding, research, dialogue, analysis, and expression.
In regards to the ULWR, the Sweetland Center for Writing...
- establishes course guidelines and develops models for writing instruction
- approves ULWR-designated courses;
- funds and trains GSIs to assist in writing instruction;
- offers consultation for faculty designing or revising a ULWR course
To propose or renew a ULWR course...
- Review the ULWR Course Guidelines (.pdf), the ULWR Rubric (.pdf), and the ULWR Proposal Planning Sheet (.pdf).
- Download and complete the ULWR Course Proposal Form (.doc).
- To request GSI support from the Sweetland Center for Writing, download and complete the GSI Support Request Form (.doc).
- Submit the completed forms along with an updated course syllabus to email@example.com.
- Four-six weeks after filing your proposal, you will receive an email notifying you of whether your proposal was approved.
- Approved proposals are considered current for 5 years; after that, the course proposal must be renewed.
- Please note: all ULWR courses must be offered for a minimum of 3 credits and have a course number of 300 or higher.
ULWR Student Support
For additional ULWR support for students Sweetland offers the following courses:
Note: These courses do not fulfill the ULWR.
For support designing or rethinking a ULWR course...
We can help design a course, create assignments for an existing course, or adapt a current course to meet the ULWR criteria. To schedule a consultation with the Sweetland Center for Writing, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarah Aciego - Assistant Professor - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences - Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences
- Geosci/Environ 442 ULWR Course Proposal & GSI Support Request
- Geosci/Environ 442: Earth surface processes and soils Syllabus
Mika LaVaque-Manty - Arthur F. Thurnau Professor - Associate Professor of Political Science - Director of Undergraduate Studies - Department of Political Science
- PS409: Twentieth-Century Political Thought Syllabus (html)
- Short Paper Instructions
- Term Paper Instructions
Robin Queen - Arthur F. Thurnau Professor - Associate Professor of Linguistics, English Language and Literatures and Germanic Languages and Literatures.
- Ling 375 ULWR Course Proposal & GSI Support Request
- Ling 375: Language and the Mass Media: Exploring linguistic variation within the public sphere Syllabus
Laura J. Olsen, Ph.D. - Arthur F. Thurnau Professor - Director of the Program in Biology - Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology - Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Megan Sweeney, Ph.D.- Associate Professor - Department of English Language and Literature, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, and Department of Women’s Studies - Faculty Affiliate: Joint Program in English and Education - Faculty Associate: American Culture
- Consultations and Workshops
- DSP Instructor Resources
- Fellows Seminar
- Freelance Writing Services
- Support for FYWR Courses
- Support for ULWR Courses
- Sweetland Library
- Teaching Multilingual Learners
- Teaching Resources
- Thurnau Professors on the Importance of Writing
- Writing Prizes - Nominate Students
- Writing Support for Your Students