Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009
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, 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.
Writing Intensive Courses
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 unhinfo.unh.edu/registrar/registration.html.
Some courses have both writing intensive and non-writing intensive
versions, such as HIST 405 and HIST 405W. In those cases, only the
sections attached to the "W" courses will be writing intensive.
Please note that some cross-listed courses are also writing intensive. For the most current information on cross-listed courses, visit the Web site listed above.