Linked Course initiatives at the UH Writing Center develop smaller communities
within the larger university, build contextual connections, and generate a sense
of academic identity, particularly important on our commuter campus. Writing Center
assessment confirms that students co-enrolled in a writing course paired with a
content area course develop a high degree of confidence in research and writing
along with an appreciation for connections between courses, faculty, and each other.
Linked writing classes meet in the Writing Center computer classrooms and offer
students instruction incorporating the latest technology.
encourages American History and English Composition students to become active historians
as they learn to conduct research, write about their explorations, and present their
findings in both traditional and multimodal formats. Developed by faculty from the
Writing Center, the Department of History, and the College of Education, the courses
offer students an integrated curriculum across two CORE courses.
Initiated in Fall 2005 as part of UH Weekend University, WritingArt
links Composition II with Art History I. Developed in collaboration with Art History
and Writing Center faculty, the courses co-enroll students from a large lecture section
of Art History in small sections of English Composition II. The courses take advantage
of the hybrid format, meeting once-a-week in a traditional classroom setting with the
remainder of the class conducted online.
WritingTheatre, the first UH linked course directed at a specific major, co-enrolls
entering Theatre majors in Fundamentals of Theatre and Composition I. Content from the Theatre
class, taught by a dramaturgy specialist from the Alley Theatre, becomes the foundation for
writing assignments in the Composition class. Writing also incorporates analysis and evaluation
of productions by the UH Theatre Department, the Alley Theatre, and Stages.