All Core Disciplinary courses taught by the Department of Religious Studies will include both writing instruction and writing emphasis. Writing instruction is basic instruction in the conventions of academic writing such as thesis formation, providing evidence, and logical structure. Writing emphasis means that writing will be employed as a means of learning and thinking, with students consistently engaged in the writing process. The specific ways in which writing will be emphasized will vary from course to course.

All Franciscan Concern courses taught by the Department will include writing emphasis, as defined above.