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 studentâ€™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)â€”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 papersâ€”the first on the writing tutorials, and the other two on topics covered in class)â€”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.