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There are two components to the writing requirement: the University Writing Seminar and a Writing Intensive course. All first-year students take a University Writing Seminar, which is offered in conjunction with a University Seminar in Humanistic Inquiries. The purpose of the University Writing Seminar is to introduce students to the conventions of college-level writing and to continue the development of their writing skills. Special emphasis is placed on forms of argumentation. Other areas of attention include critical reading, essay structure, revision, research skills, proper documentation, and the resources of the University Libraries. University Writing Seminars will share some subject matter and written assignments with their linked University Seminars.
Writing Intensive courses are upper-level courses that are offered in departments throughout the University. Normally taken in a student's second or third year, these courses are based in a specific academic discipline and require frequent or regular attention to writing and instruction in the skills of academic writing.
The list of courses that satisfy the Writing Intensive requirement changes each year. The following list should be considered preliminary, courses that satisfy the requirement in a particular semester are designated "wi" in the course schedule for that semester. When there is a conflict between this Bulletin and the Course Schedule(s) regarding the designation of a course as Writing Intensive, then the information in the Course Schedule takes precedence. Consult with the director of University Writing if in doubt about whether a course satisfies the requirement in a specific semester.
Courses of Instruction
BCOM 1a Composition
Prerequisite: Placement by the director of University Writing. Enrollment limited to 10 per section. Successful completion of this course does NOT satisfy the first-year writing requirement.
A course in the fundamentals of writing, required as a prerequisite to the University Writing Seminar for selected students identified by the Director of University Writing. Several sections will be offered in the fall semester.
FWS 1a Foundational Writing Seminar
Prerequisite: Placement by the director of University Writing. Enrollment limited to 15. Enrollment restricted to students who already have satisfied the USEM requirement.
A full-credit course for students beyond the freshman year who have yet to meet the graduation requirement otherwise met by completing the University Writing Seminar (see below). As in the University Writing Seminar, the stress is on argumentative and stylistic strategies. Usually offered every year.
WL 1a University Writing Seminar
Enrollment limited to 17. May yield half-course credit toward rate of work and graduation. Two semester hour credits.
A preparatory course in college writing, with stress on writing sound argumentative essays that demonstrate mechanical and stylistic expertise. This course satisfies the first-year writing requirement. University Writing Seminars are offered in conjunction with University Seminars in Humanistic Inquiries and are limited to first-year students. Each student is automatically enrolled in the University Writing Seminar connected to the particular University Seminar in which he or she enrolls. Offered every semester.
Writing Intensive Courses
Classic Texts in the American Experience: Through the Civil War
Reporting Contemporary America
Models of Development: Third World
Economic Anthropology: Production and Distribution
General Biology Laboratory
Topics in Greek and Roman History
Poetic Voices of Protest
Analysis of Economic Problems
Gender and Economics
EUROPEAN CULTURAL STUDIES
European Cultural Studies: The Proseminar
ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE
Modern English Fiction
American Realism and Naturalism
The Body as Text: Castiglione to Locke
Victorian Poetry and its Readers
Whitman, Dickinson, and Melville
Methods and Approaches in the History of Art
FRENCH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
The Seventeenth Century
The Nineteenth Century
Latin American Women: Historical Perspectives
HUMANITIES INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM
Mysticism and the Moral Life: Abraham Heschel, Howard Thurman, Thomas Merton
Introduction to Mathematical Research
NEAR EASTERN AND JUDAIC STUDIES
Advanced Conversation and Writing Skills
Portrait of an Israeli Woman
Introduction to Modern Hebrew Literature I
Introduction to Modern Hebrew Literature II
Advanced Survey of Hebrew and Israeli Literature I
(Spring term--Mr. DiZio only)
Global Apartheid and Global Social Movements
SPANISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Spanish Composition, Grammar, and Stylistics
Seminar in Literary and Cultural Studies
Women in Culture and Society: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Feminism for the Year 2000 and Beyond