Writing Intensive Requirement
Each undergraduate degree program* will include six hours of writing intensive coursework in the specific area of study. The fundamental objective of a writing intensive course is for students to write often and receive critical review from the course instructor. Students should be required to rewrite, based on the instructor's critique.
The writing intensive course emphasizes the process as well as the products of writing. Faculty members teaching writing intensive courses use writing to reinforce student learning. Students' writing should formulate ideas, raise questions, and express considered opinions. Students' written work should analyze, integrate, and synthesize as well as communicate.
Faculty members teaching writing intensive courses should consult the Procedures for Assessment and Reporting in Writing Intensive Courses document.
Proposals for changes, including additions and deletions, to the list of designated Writing Intensive courses are no longer being accepted as the university moves toward a transition from a Writing Intensive to a Communication Literacy requirement. For a detailed overview of the Communication Literacy requirement, see Procedures for Assessment and Reporting in Writing Intensive Courses Fall 2016.
*Students who are dual degree will complete six hours of writing intensive coursework for each degree. Students who are dual or triple major will complete six hours of writing intensive coursework in each major, with the exception of dual/triple majors in the Rawls College of Business.