All students must include among the total courses required for graduation a minimum of two designated writing-intensive courses. One of these courses must be in the student’s primary major; the other(s) may be in Liberal Studies, college or major requirements, or free electives. Such courses, which involve extensive use of writing as part of the learning experience, are identified with a W as the first character in the section number (such as MATH 350-W01 History of Mathematics) in the listing of course offerings. For more information, please see the Liberal Studies page.
The departments of Anthropology, Biology, Communications Media (JRNL majors only), Criminology and Criminal Justice, English, Finance and Economics (ECON majors only) Food and Nutrition, Foreign Languages, History, Management, Nursing and Allied Health Professions (NURS majors only), Philosophy and Religious Studies, Political Science, Professional Studies in Education (Early Childhood Education majors only), Psychology, Safety Science, and Sociology currently have approved writing plans. Students majoring in these departments are not required to take writing-intensive courses.