University Writing Requirement
In 1995, the Academic Senate passed a motion that established the University of New Hampshire's current University Writing Requirement [PDF]. This requirement rests on the belief that academic and disciplinary literacy represent the cornerstone of a university curriculum; it is an expression of the university's commitment to the following goals for student writing and learning.
- Students should use writing as an intellectual process to learn material, 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.
Fulfilling the requirement. In order to fulfill the University Writing Requirement, it is important to make sure you have completed the following courses with a passing grade:
- English 401: First-Year Writing
- A Writing Intensive (WI) course in your major
- A WI course at the 600-level or above
- Any additional WI course
Students: please refer to the WI checklist for more details on how to fulfill the requirement.
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