Writing Across the Curriculum


The Writing Program enacts Philadelphia University's commitment to fostering strong writing skills so that students will be able to communicate well both in their lives as college students and later as professionals and citizens.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of the Writing Across the Curriculum Program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate and evaluate the purpose, audience and context of written work.
  • Recognize and assess their own multi-step writing process.
  • Use writing to foster inquiry.
  • Demonstrate fluency in disciplinary conventions.

Program Description

Philadelphia University recognizes the vital role of written communication in college, the workplace and in the community. All undergraduate students take courses in the Writing Program, which includes a wide range of academic and professional writing and is integrated throughout the institution’s professional majors and the general education core.

Before graduating, all Philadelphia University undergraduate students must complete two writing-specific courses and four courses designated in the University Catalog as writing-intensive (WI). In addition, students are also required to complete numerous and diverse writing assignments in courses, studios and labs that carry neither the writing-specific nor the writing-intensive designation. Professional writing tutors in the Learning and Advising Center support students in all subjects and at all levels of the curriculum.