Writing-Intensive Requirement (Writing in the Major)
Writing-intensive courses (designated "WI" in the Schedule of Classes) introduce students to the writing conventions and intellectual traditions of their major.
Every academic discipline has its own requirements concerning form, style and methods of citation, which writing-intensive courses teach. But these courses do not teach writing simply as a way to articulate what is learned. They use writing as a mode of acquiring knowledge and understanding in their particular discipline.
Beginning in fall 2019, students will fulfill the writing-intensive requirement through coursework taken in the completion of their major or other options described in the requirements for the major. Options will vary and may include:
- A four-credit writing-intensive course within the major.
- A two-credit writing practicum in coordination with a course or courses in the major.
- Cross-listed WI courses from different departments and programs.
- An e-portfolio applying writing skills relevant to the learning goals of the major.