Undergraduate Course Catalog 2015-2016
As the cornerstone of any higher education, academic and disciplinary literacy is the concern of the entire faculty and the whole University curriculum. Understanding that literacy is a long-term development process, the University community is committed to the following goals for student writing and learning:
- Students should use writing as an intellectual process to learn material and to discover, construct, and order meaning.
- Students should learn to write effectively in various academic and disciplinary genres for professional and lay audiences.
- Students should learn to display competence with the generic features and conventions of academic language.
All bachelor's degree candidates are required to complete four "writing-intensive" courses, which must include English 401 (Freshman Composition) and three additional "writing-intensive" courses, one of which must be in the student's major, and one of which must be at the 600-level or above. Specific courses that fulfill the writing requirement are listed at http://www.unh.edu/registrar/registration-courses/writing-intensive.html. Some courses have both writing-intensive and nonwriting-intensive versions, such as HIST 405 and HIST 405W. In those cases, only the sections attached to the "W" courses will be writing intensive.