College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department: Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
REPORT ON RECERTIFICATION OF W COURSE: WFSC 484
We recommend that WFSC 484 Internship be certified as a writing (W) course for four academic years (1/20 to 1/24). We have reviewed a representative syllabus and have determined that the course meets or exceeds the following criteria: (1) 70% of the final grade is based on writing quality; (2) the total number of words is 2250; (3) the instructor to student ratio is 1:24; and (4) the assigned writing is appropriate to the major.
WFSC 484 will be a 3-credit course when it is offered as W. The writing assignments include a resume, progress report, and a final report. Students are graded on an outline and preliminary version of the final report, and written instructor comments guide their revision. Writing instruction is given with specific instructions, models, and online resources.