Approved Courses for Advanced Writing

The following courses have been approved to count for the Advanced Writing Requirement. More information on these classes is available in the General Bulletin. While some Advanced Writing courses are open to all students, many departments limit course enrollment to specific majors. 

Open to All Students

The following courses are open to all students for enrollment: 

  • AAA/AMS/BWS/LAS/WGS 211: Writing with Purpose: Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Communication
  • AMS 206: Approaches to American Culture
  • ART 285: Writing and the Visual Arts
  • BIS/EGS 305: Integrative Writing in Global Contexts
  • CJS 282: Writing in Criminal Justice
  • EDP 324: Research and Applied Writing Across the Disciplines
  • EDT 284: Writing for Educators
  • EGS 215: Workplace Writing (offered only on regional campuses)
  • EGS 301: Writing and the Professions (offered only on regional campuses)
  • EGS 319: Medical Writing (offered only on regional campuses)
  • ENG 225: Advanced Composition
  • ENG 226: Introduction to Creative Writing: Short Fiction and Poetry
  • ENG 315: Business Writing
  • GEO 211: Global Change
  • GEO 451: Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning
  • GTY 354: Issues and Controversies in Aging
  • IMS/ENG 317: Writing for Games
  • MUS 313: Writing About Small Screen Sounds
  • RUS 254: Introduction to Russian and Eurasian Studies; cross listed with ATH, CLS, HST, ITS, POL, REL
  • SPN 316: Intermediate Spanish Composition
  • THE 416: Dramaturgy
  • THE 418: Playwriting

Restricted

The following courses are restricted to specific majors:

  • ATH 231: Foundations of Cultural Anthropology
  • BIO sequence of 3 courses
    • BIO 115: Introductory Biology
    • BIO 116: Introductory Biology and any two of the following:
      • BIO 203W: Introduction to Cell Biology
      • BIO204W: Evolution of Plant Biodiversity
      • BIO 206W: Evolutionary Biology
      • BIO 209W: Fundamentals of Ecology
      • BIO 305: Human Physiology
  • BUS/ENG 284: Professional Communication for Business (restricted to Farmer students)
  • CHEM 375: Analytical Chemistry for Majors
  • ENG/IMS 224: Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images, and Sounds
  • ECO 311, 315, 317, and two courses at the 400-level (not including the capstone course)
  • ENG 298: Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies
  • ENG 313: Technical Writing (limited primarily to Engineering students on Oxford campus; open to all students on regional campuses)
  • FRE sequence of 2 courses:
    • FRE 301: Culture and Interpretation and either
    • FRE 303: Modern and Contemporary Literature and Life or
    • FRE 310: Texts in Context
  • FSW 333: Writing for Helping Professions
  • GEO sequence of 2 courses:
    • GEO 201: Geography of Urban Diversity
    • GEO 451: Intro to Urban and Regional Planning
  • GLG sequence of 2 courses:
    • GLG 211: Chemistry of Earth Systems OR GLG 204: Survival on an Evolving Planet
    • GLG 301: Sedimentology and Stratigraphy OR GLG 357: Petrology
  • HST 206: Introduction to Historical Inquiry
  • ITS 202: Writing Policy Analysis
  • JRN 201: News Writing and Reporting 1 (JRN and Strat Comm majors)
  • KNH 329: Psychological Perspectives on Health
  • MBI 201: General Microbiology
  • MBI 365: Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • MTH 331: Proof: Introduction to Higher Mathematics
  • NSG 301: Theory-Based Nursing Practice
  • PHL 245: Writing Philosophy
  • POL sequence of 6 W courses:
    • POL 201W: Political Thinking
    • POL 221W: Modern World Governments
    • POL 241W: American Political Systems
    • POL 333W: Politics of Western Europe
    • POL 355W: Public Opinion
    • POL 387W: International Security Issues
  • PSY 294: Research Design and Analyses in Psychology II
  • REL 201: Methods for the Study of Religion