Students should be aware of the following department policies for taking GWAR courses:
Beginning Fall 2017, GWAR will be a pre-requisite course for COMM classes meaning students will need to have taken or plan to enroll in a GWAR course before being eligible to take any further COMM classes.
If you are a declared COMM major prior to Fall 2017, you have within the first 8 units of becoming a COMM major to fulfill the GWAR requirement.
- Majors are required to take and pass a GWAR designated course within their first eight upper-division units in the major unless they have already satisfied the upper division writing requirement by taking a GWAR course in another department. Failure to complete this within the first 8 units of becoming a major will result in a registration hold. Instructors can drop any student from their class roster who fails to comply with this policy.
- Students must have satisfied English 214 (or its equivalent) prior to taking a GWAR course in Communication Studies.
- Students must receive a "C or better" in order to pass a GWAR course. Once a GWAR course is passed students may not take a second GWAR class in the major. GWAR instructors can drop any student from their class roster who has already taken and passed a GWAR course, or who is enrolled in another GWAR course concurrently.
- Students may not receive credit for taking the same course number as a GWAR and non-GWAR. For example, a student can not enroll in or receive credit for both COMM 562 and COMM 562-GW.