American University of Sharjah

Program Areas and Courses

General Education Program

Discipline-Specific Writing-Intensive Course

Goal H. Develop the skills and abilities to thoughtfully seek information, critically analyze sources, and clearly formulate complex ideas

Outcome H.1. Communicate effectively in written English

Outcome H.3. Evaluate written communication, identify key ideas and establish hierarchies of information

Outcome H.4. Structure clear and persuasive arguments based on an analysis and presentation of evidence

Guidelines for faculty teaching writing across the curriculum courses at AUS is available for download here.

A foundational rubric to use as a guide in writing across the curriculum courses is available here.


One course from the list below:

ARC 421 Architectural Theory

BIO 361 Evolution and Biodiversity

CHE 206 Principles of Chemical Engineering II

CHM 335 Physical Chemistry Laboratory

CMP 490 Project in Computer Science I

COE 491 Design Project II

CVE 491 Civil Engineering Design Project II

DES 231 History of Design

ECO 495 Senior Seminar in Economics 

ELE 491 Electrical Engineering Design Project II

ENG 490 Senior Research Project

ENV 491 Senior Research Project I

IDE 225 History and Theory of Interior Design: Global and Regional Issues

INE 491 Senior Design Project II

INS 490 Senior Research Project

MCE 491 Design Project II

MCM 231 Writing for Mass Communication

MGT 406 Business Policy and Strategy

MTH 490 Senior Project