Rutgers Writing Program

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Course Description:

For Transfer Students Only

Some transfer students come to Rutgers lacking confidence in their writing, while others are proficient writers searching for a class in which they can meet fellow transfers. Whatever your skill level, if you have received WC credit for English 101 Expository Writing (“Expos”), consider taking English 301 College Writing and Research to fulfill an upper-level Core Curriculum writing requirements. Students will first write two “Expos” style essays to develop skill in the writing, reading, and critical thinking skills valued by Rutgers and then complete an 8-10 page research paper on a subject of personal interest that draws on scholarly sources, enters an academic debate, and employs a theoretical framework. Don’t miss this chance to prepare yourself for academic success at Rutgers in a class designed exclusively for transfer students.

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


301 Topics - Spring 2003 (as of November 2022)

pdf301 Course Offerings Spring 2023


Stress and Mental Health

01:355:301:02 Index 05297 Instructor: Ralua Musat
Meets in-person Tuesday and Thursday, 4th period, 2:00-3:20pm, SEC 220, Busch Campus 
Using the lenses of psychology and sociology, Stress and Mental Health asks 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. 


Girls Like Me: Race and Gender in America

01:355:301:04  Index 05299 Instructor: RAsheda Young
Meets in-person Monday and Wednesday, 4th period, 2:00-3:20pm, HCK 117, Cook-Douglass Campus 
This course examines the complex experience of Black women in America. Students explore a subject of their own choosing that examines the social structures and attitudes that marginalize and create obstacles for women-of-color at home, in the workplace, and throughout society.


Science Fiction and Fantasy 

01:355:301:90 Index 05300 Instructor: Peter Morrone
Meets asynchronously online
Popular science fiction and fantasy narratives, marketed as entertainment that allow escape from everyday life, also are capable of shaping values and visions of new ways to live. This course examines how fantasies, whether utopian, dystopian, or somewhere in-between, inform and influence our identities, our ideas, and our real-world experiences and relationships.  



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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


You may also contact Professor Peter Molin (Coordinator of 301) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Dean Robin H. Diamond (Director of the SAS Transfer Center) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Writing Program Calendar

07 Dec 2022;
10:00AM - 01:00PM
English Faculty Meeting
07 Dec 2022;
12:00PM - 01:30PM
101 Pilot Curriculum Meeting
08 Dec 2022;
12:00PM - 04:00PM
Graduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate Courses

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201: Research in the Disciplines


Transfer Student Information


Business & Technical Writing


Expos 101

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