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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2016-2017

« University Writing Requirement

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:

Writing-Intensive Courses
All bachelor's degree candidates are required to complete four "writing-intensive" courses, which must include English 401 (First-Year Writing) 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 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.