American University of Sharjah

Program Areas and Courses

General Education Program


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

Outcome H.5. Analyze and explain how culture affects communication


A minimum of 12 credits in 100-level or above writing (WRI)/English (ENG) courses. WRI 101 Academic Writing and WRI 102 Writing and Reading across the Curriculum should be completed in the first year (freshman) or before completion of 30 credits and cannot be repeated once the student has earned 75 credit hours.