Nov 29, 2023  
2021-22 University Catalog 
2021-22 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Writing Intensive

Goal: Students should broaden and deepen their liberal education through writing.

Two writing intensive courses outside of a student’s primary major pattern. Ordinarily, transfer courses may not be used to satisfy Writing Intensive general education requirements.


2 courses/units

Two courses outside of the student’s primary major must be writing intensive. Writing intensive courses are upper level and require formal expository writing of at least 15 pages; they encourage writing as a process by addressing writing concerns and conventions, and by providing the instructor’s critique of student writing. Qualifying courses are marked Writing Intensive at the end of the course description. Such courses may also satisfy requirements in Cultural Traditions , Upper-level Liberal Arts (2+2) , and electives outside the primary major pattern. All  writing intensive courses have a prerequisite of FYS 1104 - First-Year Research Seminar .