Advanced Writing Course Proposal

Advanced Writing Requirements Overview

The Advanced Writing requirement is part of the Global Miami Plan. The formal, university-approved language about Advanced Writing is on the Liberal Education website. The senate-approved policy indicates the following:

  • Courses should be 200-300 level, to encourage students to take them in their second or third year, and to ensure that students take these courses at Miami.
  • Scaffolded divisional writing requirements (like the CAS writing requriement) can count, as long as they meet the other Advanced Writing criteria.
  • Capping Advanced Writing courses at 20 students is recommended, to allow for more feedback and instruction; however, departments may need to devise creative ways for providing feedback in larger courses, depending upon staffing and enrollment in their majors

Departments can request approval for courses they would like to be designated as fulfilling this requirement. They can also advise their majors to take approved Advanced Writing courses taught by other departments.

For further informtation, please visit the Howe Writing Center's "Writing Across the Curriculum" page: