Advanced Writing Courses

Advanced writing courses (200 or 300 level) are offered by instructors in disciplines, departments, and programs across the university.

Advanced writing courses feature:

  • Student writing as the central focus (with the majority of class time dedicated to instruction on and activities about writing)
  • Frequent opportunities to write with ongoing instructor feedback on multiple drafts of major projects
  • Multiple, substantial writing projects (at least 7500 words over the course of the term)

These courses are ideally capped at 20 students to facilitate instructor feedback.

Please note: Spring 2018 is the last semester the CAS Writing courses will be grandfathered in as fulfilling the Advanced Writing requirement. Only CAS-W courses/sequences that have been approved by CAS as meeting the CAS-W by the Spring of 2018 will count going forward. Thus, if a CAS department currently has an approved CAS Writing course, students (pre-fall 2018) will be able to count that CAS-W as their Advanced Writing.

Students entering in the Fall of 2018 and onward will have to take one of the approved Advanced Writing courses.

Geology majors fulfill the Advanced Writing requirement through the requisite course work for the major.

Advanced Writing Courses

  • AAA/AMS/BWS/LAS/WGS 211: Writing with Purpose: Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Communication (3)
  • ART 285: Writing and the Visual Arts (3)
  • ATH 231: Foundations of Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • BIS 305: Integrative Writing for Global Audiences (3)
  • BUS/ENG/STC 284: Professional Communication for Business (3)
  • BUS/ENG/STC 308: Advanced Business Communication (3)
  • CJS 282: Writing in Criminal Justice (3)
  • EDP 324: Research and Applied Writing Across the Disciplines (3)
  • EDT 284: Writing for Educators (3)
  • EGS 215: Workplace Writing (3)
  • EGS 301: Writing and the Professions (3)
  • EGS 319 Medical Writing (3)
  • ENG 224: Digital Writing and Rhetoric (3)
  • ENG 225: Advanced Composition (3)
  • ENG 226: Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
  • ENG 298: Introduction to Literacy and Cultural Studies (3)
  • ENG 313: Technical Writing (3)
  • ENG 315: Business Writing (3)
  • GLG211 Chemistry of Earth Systems (3)
  • GLG 301 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (3)
  • HST 206: Introduction of Historical Inquiry (3)
  • ITS 202: Writing Policy Analysis (3)
  • KNH 329 Psychological Perspectives in Health (3)
  • MTH 331: Introduction to Higher Mathematics (3)
  • PHL 245: Writing Philosophy (3)
  • POL 201W: Political Thinking (3)
  • POL 221W: Modern World Governments (3)
  • POL 241W: American Political Systems (3)
  • POL 333W: Politics of Western Europe (3)
  • POL 355W: Public Opinion (3)
  • POL 387W: International Security Issues (3)
  • PSY 294: Research Design and Analysis (4)
  • REL 201 Methods for the Study of Religion (3)
  • THE 416 Dramaturgy (3)
  • THE 418: Playwriting (4)
  • WST 225 The Written World: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Writing (3)