Liberal Studies Upper-Division Writing courses help students become flexible and proficient writers for professional purposes.
By the end of the course, students will demonstrate the ability to;
Upper-Division Writing courses must provide students with the following:
“Substantial” in requirement 1 should be interpreted as “intellectually substantial as appropriate for the level of the course.” The previous UPC expectation of “[together] totaling approximately 3000 words” may be used as a point of reference.
This course has been approved to meet FSU’s Liberal Studies Upper-Division Writing requirement and helps you become a flexible and proficient writer for professional purposes.
By the end of this course, students will:
In this course, you will compose as a process, including drafts, revision, and editing. The writing cultivated by this process conforms to FSU’s definition of “college-level writing”, which is writing that:
As such, this course requires the completion of two or more substantial writing assignments or the equivalent. Instructors will provide criteria for evaluating your performance on writing, feedback on your writing (including instructor response), and opportunities for revision.
In order to fulfill FSU’s Upper-Division Writing requirement, the student must earn a “C–” or higher in the course, and earn at least a “C–” average on the required writing assignments. If the student does not earn a “C–” average or better on the required writing assignments, the student will not earn an overall grade of “C–” or better in the course, no matter how well the student performs in the remaining portion of the course.
These items may be included in an appendix to the syllabus if they are not clearly incorporated into the course syllabus.
Note: All syllabi are also required to include the syllabus language statements approved by the FSU Faculty Senate, available at http://facsenate.fsu.edu/Curriculum/Syllabus-Language