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Writing in the Disciplines (WID)

WID logo: Writing in the Disciplines. Learn to Write. Write to Learn.

What are WID Learning Communities?

WID Learning Communities help students learn how to use and develop more sophisticated writing strategies in the context of their content area courses by pairing a small-unit English course (ENGWR 361) with a content area course that requires writing. The model builds off the "Writing Intensive" programs used in some California State Universities, like Sacramento State, and similar models used by community colleges in the City University of New York (CUNY) system.

Current WID Courses - Printable Flyer (pdf)

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  • General Principles - Psychology (PSYCH 300) 3 units
  • Writing in the Disciplines (ENGWR 361) .5 unit

Psychology 300 is full term.

ENGWR 361 meets for 9 weeks of the semester.

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Description: These course sections combine PSYCH 300 with ENGWR 361--WID.  They are designed for students who are interested in a general psychology course and want extra help writing class assignments. Students will meet for the psychology course as usual twice per week and one time per week in a computer lab with the writing instructor.  Students will have enhanced opportunities to revise and confer with instructors as they compose essay drafts. Sign up by enrolling in each course in the Learning Community. See the two options listed below. 

(NOTE: The psychology class meets for the full term beginning January 16th and the WID class meets for 9 weeks beginning January 30th or February 1st, depending on which section you enroll in.)

Contact persons:

Please contact

Natasha Fratello at


Dennis Lee at

How to register: Enroll separately in the psychology course and the corresponding English course section. Students must enroll in both courses since this is a Learning Community.

Please choose ONE option:

Option #1:

TTh--PSYCH 300 10:30AM-11:50AM Full Term-Davies Hall 204      Section 10106

T--ENGWR 361 (WID) 9:30AM-10:20AM Begins January 30th      Section 13005 

Option #2: 

TTh--PSYCH 300 10:30AM-11:50AM Full Term-Davies Hall 204      Section 10106

Th-- ENGWR 361 (WID) 9:30AM-10:20AM Begins February 1st   Section 13007

*PSY 300:  General Education AA/AS  Area V(b); CSU Area D9; IGETC Area 41. Course Transferable to  UC/CSU.

**ENGWR 361:  Course Transferable to CSU.