CSUF has a university-wide policy requiring that all classes have some sort of writing requirement.
Here is my policy:
For PH 105 (critical thinking), PH 106 (introduction to logic), and PH 368 (symbolic logic), I assign one medium sized paper (2-3 pp. double-spaced) asking the student to read several of my short writing tutorials and summarize them in the student’s own words.
For PH 100 (Introduction to Philosophy), PH 101 (Meaning and the Good Life), and PH 120 (Introduction to Ethics), I require six short papers (1-2 pp. double-spaced)—the first of which is again to summarize the writing tutorials above. The other five papers are on topics related to the course.
For all other 300/400 level courses, I require three short papers—the first on the writing tutorials, and the other two on topics covered in class)—and a long term paper (5-10 pp.), on a topic from my website or approved by me.
All writing assignments must be turned in through Turnitin.com. You should of course read my policies on Turnitin.com.