Coordinator/Contact:  Peter Molin

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).


301 Topics - Spring 2020

pdf301 Course Offerings Spring 2020


Art and Violence

355: 301:01, 10175, Gender in the Workplace Instructor Morrone, P.
Meets Monday and Thursday 11:30am-12:50pm College Avenue Campus Building FH-B5 
How do your gender, sex, and sexuality affect the way people perceive your abilities? Despite advances made in gender equality through the last century, contemporary legal cases, academic studies, and popular testimonials reveal persistent inequality. How does gender affect perceptions of collegiality, leadership, and ambition?


Heroes and Villains

01:355:301:06 Index 10182 Instructor Flynn, J.
Meets Tuesday and Thursday 5:00pm-6:20pm Livingston Campus Building TIL-224
Walter White. Cersei Lannister. Tony Soprano. Dwight K. Schrute. We love antiheros, and we love to watch them be bad. The recent Golden Age of Television has given rise to a number of characters that fascinate us with their depravity. Beginning with readings from Chuck Klosterman’s I Wear the Black Hat and Maggie Nelson’s The Art of Cruelty, students will develop an original research project that deals with questions such as: Why do we root for the villain? How are flaws more relatable than virtues, and what does that say about contemporary morality? Is the experience of violence and evil in entertainment dangerous, or a necessary release?


Stress and Mental Health

01:355:301:15 Index 11598 Instructor Morrone, P.
Meets Monday and Thursday 10:55am-12:15pm Cook/Douglass Campus Building MCK-207 
Are you stressed out? Are people in general stressed out by modern life? Why? More importantly, what can be done about it? Using the lenses of psychology and sociology, Stress and Mental Health will ask students to think about the ways we experience and manage stress both in everyday life and extreme situations, ranging from the college campus to interpersonal relationships to the workplace to the warzone.



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 Peter Molin (Coordinator of 301) at and Dean Robin H. Diamond (Director of the SAS Transfer Center) at