This introductory writing course develops transferable skills and intellectual capacities inherent in the eight habits of mind necessary to critical thinking and well-crafted writing: Curiosity, Openness, Engagement, Creativity, Persistence, Responsibility, Flexibility, and Metacognition. The course includes practice in information literacy and argument, and students creatively remix one essay to experience writing in a different form. A field research component supports Concordia's Core mission to responsibly engage in the world. IWC 100 does not count toward an English major or minor. See core requirements and options on Page 24.