Texas Tech University

Updating Your Catalog Copy: General Information

The following statement will be added to the Undergraduate Academics section of the University Catalog. Any academic program is welcome to reference or directly copy this language in its own catalog copy.


Communication Literacy Requirement

Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study.

Texas Tech University's transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university's awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student's discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program.

All students following a 2017-2018 or later catalog should consult the catalog information specific to their program(s) of study for more information about their Communication Literacy requirement.