The writing requirement is satisfied by completing one of the following options:
Option I: One writing intensive University Seminar in Humanistic Inquiries (USEMwi) taken in the first year, plus two other writing intensive courses. The writing intensive USEMwi focuses on composition that is closely linked, thematically and stylistically, to the academic disciplines that define the context and content of the course.
Option II: One University Writing Seminar (UWS) taken in the first year, plus one writing intensive course, in addition to a University Seminar in Humanistic Inquiries (also taken in the first year). The UWS is a full-credit course specifically dedicated to writing as a subject in its own right; it treats writing as a multifaceted art and gives students an opportunity to study and experiment with a broad palette of writing styles.
All first year students will thus complete either a writing intensive University Seminar (USEMwi) or a University Writing Seminar (UWS). Both courses place special emphasis on forms of argumentation. Other areas of attention include critical reading, essay structure, revising, research skills, and proper documentation.
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
COMP 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 first-year writing requirement for selected students identified by the Director of University Writing. Several sections will be offered in the fall semester.
UWS ##a and ##b University Writing Seminar
Enrollment limited to 17. Four semester hour credits.
A course in college writing, with stress on writing sound argumentative essays that demonstrate mechanical and stylistic expertise. This course satisfies Option II of the first-year writing requirement. Offered every semester.
Writing Intensive Courses
Classic Texts in the American Experience: Through the Civil War
Reporting Contemporary America
The Development of Human Food Production
Models of Development: Third World
Social Relations in Cyberspace
Families and Households
Economic Anthropology: Production and Distribution
General Biology Laboratory
Topics in Greek and Roman History
Analysis of Economic Problems
EUROPEAN CULTURAL STUDIES
European Cultural Studies: The Proseminar
FRENCH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Topics in French Poetry
Science and Religion: The Trial of Galileo
Science and Technology in the Twentieth Century
The Legacy of 1898: U.S.-Caribbean Relations since the Spanish-American War
Libel and Defamation, Privacy and Publicity
Introduction to Proofs
NEAR EASTERN AND JUDAIC STUDIES
The Voices of Jerusalem
Introduction to Modern Hebrew Literature I
Introduction to Modern Hebrew Literature II
Advanced Survey of Hebrew and Israeli Literature I
Seminar: Managing Ethnic Conflict
Seminar: International Crisis Management, Intervention, and Peacekeeping
Adolescence and the Transition to Maturity
(Fall term--Mr. DiZio only)
(Spring term--Ms. Zebrowitz only)
Global Apartheid and Global Social Movements
The Politics of Reproduction
Sociology of Body and Health
SPANISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Spanish Composition, Grammar, and Stylistics
Women in Culture and Society: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
Feminism for the Year 2000 and Beyond
Reading and Writing Autobiography
Blacks and Jews, Women and Men