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Coordinator/Contact:  Brendon Votipka

Course Description:

For Transfer Students Only

Rutgers University has challenging standards for reading and writing, beyond the Expos requirement many transfer students have already fulfilled.  Some transfer students come to Rutgers lacking confidence in writing while other transfer students are proficient writers who just need an introduction to research strategies in the Rutgers libraries; whatever your skill level, we recommend  registering for 301: College Writing and Research if you have received WC credit for Expository Writing 101. Don’t miss this chance to set yourself up for academic success at Rutgers!

ENG 01:355:301 College Writing and Research introduces the basics of analysis, drafting, and revision.  The second half of the semester provides a chance to develop an independent inquiry into an area of personal interest. Learn how to effectively research, argue, organize and present your ideas in a class exclusively for transfer students.

301 fulfills Core Writing and Communication Requirements WCd (Disciplines) or WCr (Revision).



355:301:06, 12867       Heroes and Villains       Morrone, P.       MW4 4:30-5:50pm, AB-2150 (College Ave)
Are you the hero of your own story? Integrate concepts from art, philosophy and religion to question the nature of good and evil, the power of authority, and why we tell stories.

355:301:10, 12770       Stress and Mental Health       Musat, R.    MW6 2:50-4:10pm, SC-104 (College Ave)
355:301:40, 12527       Stress and Mental Health       Eaise, J.      TTH2 3:55pm-5:15pm HCK-201 (Douglass/Cook)
Are you stressed out? How does stress affect your writing process? How is stress created and experienced? Using psychological and sociological lenses, students will think about the ways we use and manage stress in everyday life and extreme situations.

355:301:12, 15937       Love and Sex Rose, C.        MW 4:30pm-5:50pm, SC-206/SC-219 (College Ave)
What is love? How does sexuality affect our identities? This class will use evidence from psychology, neuroscience, and popular music to define the complexities of our interpersonal relationships.

355:301:18, 12619       Race in the Media       Souder, E.        MTH 10:20am-11:40pm, ARC-324 (Busch)
How is America’s conversation about race changing? Explore case studies in social media, history, classic literature and cutting-edge journalism to stimulate a discourse on understanding diversity from multiple perspectives.

355:301:25, 12618       Comedy       Flynn, J.       MTH4 12:00pm-1:20pm, TIL-103C (Livingston)
Why are you laughing? From children’s cartoons to late night stand-up, it seems everyone has a unique sense of humor. What are the psychological benefits of laughter, joy, and critical thinking?

355:301:29, 12598       Science, Medicine, and Society       Coolidge, L.       TTH 1:40-3:00pm, LSH-B205/TIL-209 (Livingston)
What is the future of medicine? How do scientists conduct research? Topics for investigation can include genetic engineering, homeopathic remedies, the pharmaceutical industry, medical school and more!



Transfer students who have completed the 101 Expository Writing WC requirement can request a special permission number to register for 355:301 College Writing and Research by sending an email with your RUID to Katie Sillitti at


You may also contact Professor Brendon Votipka (Coordinator of 301) at and Dean Robin H. Diamond (Director of the SAS Transfer Center) at


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Rutgers Writing Program
Murray Hall, Room 108
510 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 

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