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Writing Course Requirements

A component of Objective 1 of the General Education Curriculum (GEC) requires the successful completion of a writing course (“W”), preferably in the major.

All students must successfully complete at least one course that requires a substantial writing component and in which the grade is partially determined by writing skills. English 102 or 103 must be completed before fulfilling the writing course requirement.

Currently, the following courses have been approved for meeting this requirement. Please Note:

  • Not all of these courses are available every term.
  • Only sections listed as “W01-W09 or WH1-WH9 or TW1-TW9 or PW1-PW9 or 7W1-7WZ” fulfill this requirement.
  • Some “writing” courses are taught with an emphasis toward a specific major.
  • Political Science “W” courses are restricted to “political science and international studies majors only.”

Prior to registration, students planning to take any of these courses to fulfill the writing requirement should contact the department offering the course to see if this course is appropriate.

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  • A&VS 451 Current Literature-Animal Science
  • ACCT 322 Accounting Systems
  • ACE 330 Coaching Education Administration
  • AGRN 315 Turfgrass Management
  • ARE 360 Current Issues in Agriculture
  • ARE 410 Environmental/Resource Economics
  • ARHS 240 Art Theory
  • ARHS 320 Greek and Roman
  • ARHS 331 Medieval
  • ARHS 350 Northern Renaissance
  • ARHS 354 Italian Renaissance
  • ARHS 360 Baroque
  • ARHS 370 American
  • ARHS 375 Nineteenth Century
  • BCOR 299 Business Communication
  • BIOL 312 Introduction To Virology
  • BIOL 313 Molecular Basis of Cellular Growth
  • BIOL 318 Writing Appalachian Ecology
  • BIOL 351 Plant Diversity
  • BIOL 352 Plant Anatomy/Development
  • BIOL 363 Plant Geography
  • CHE 451 Unit Operations Laboratory 2
  • CHEM 349 Physical Chemistry Laboratory
  • COMM 405 Effects-Mediated Communication
  • COMM 408 Advanced Study in Nonverbal Comm
  • COUN 230 Life Choices
  • CSAD 460 Professional Writing/Speaking
  • DANC 372 Dance Criticism
  • DTHY 351 Dental Health Education
  • EDUC 200 Professional Inquiry-Education
  • ENGL 304 Business/Professional Writing
  • ENGL 305 Technical Writing
  • ENGL 339 Theatre Tour
  • ENGL 342 American Drama
  • ENGL 343 American Poetry
  • ENGL 345 American Literature to 1800
  • ENGL 346 American Literature 1800-1865
  • ENGL 347 American Literature 1865-1915
  • ENGL 348 20th Century American Literature
  • ENGL 349 Contemporary American Literature
  • ENGL 355 Topics-Multiethnic Literature
  • ENGL 360 Literature of the Middle Ages
  • ENGL 361 Chaucer
  • ENGL 362 Literature of the 16th Century
  • ENGL 363 Shakespeare 2
  • ENGL 365 Milton
  • ENGL 366 Literature of 18th Century 1
  • ENGL 367 Literature of 18th Century 2
  • ENGL 368 The Romantic Movement
  • ENGL 369 Victorian Literature
  • ENGL 371 Modern British/Irish Literature
  • ENGL 372 Commonwealth Literature
  • ENGL 373 Contemporary British Literature
  • ENGL 374 Post-colonial Literature
  • ENGL 387 Topics in Women’s Literature
  • ENGL 405 Fiction for Adolescents
  • ENGL 338 Environmental Criticism
  • ENGL 344 Modern American Politics
  • ENVP 460 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • EXPH 370 Writing for Exercise Science
  • FCLT 250 Russian Fairy Tales
  • FCLT 280 Science Fiction:East/West
  • FCLT 340 Italian Cinema 1945-Present
  • FCLT 380 Holocaust:East Europe Film/Literature
  • FCLT 381 Contemporary Polish Cinema
  • FCLT 382 Polish Cinema:Kieslowski
  • FIN 420 Business Valuation
  • FIN 421 Mergers and Acquisitions
  • FIN 452 Employee Benefit Plans
  • FIN 480 International Finance
  • FIS 401 Professional Forensic Communication
  • FLIT 201 Latin Literature Translation 2
  • FLIT 216 Chinese Literature Translation 1
  • FLIT 217 Chinese Literature-Translation 2
  • FLIT 227 German Literature Translation 1
  • FLIT 235 French Literature-Translation 1
  • FLIT 236 French Literature-Translation 2
  • FLIT 256 Russian Literature Translation 1
  • FLIT 257 Russian Literature Translation 2
  • FLIT 266 Latin American Literature
  • FLIT 285 Brazilian Literature Translation
  • FLIT 360 Discovering Mesoamerica
  • FLIT 265 Spanish Literature Translation 2
  • FRCH 421 Survey of Literature 1
  • GEOG 412 Geography of Gender
  • GEOG 415 Global Environmental Change
  • GEOG 454 Environmental GIS
  • GEOG 455 Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 463 Crime Geography
  • GEOG 302 Political Geography
  • GEOL 285 Introductory Petrology
  • GEOL 331 Paleontology
  • GEOL 400 Environmental Practicum
  • GEOL 411 Deep Time Earth System
  • GEOL 454 Environmental/Exploration-Geophysics 1
  • GEOL 466 Cave and Karst Geology
  • GEOL 472 Petroleum Geology
  • GEOL 488 Environmental Geochemistry
  • HIST 484 Historical Research-Capstone
  • IENG 471 Design of Productive Systems 1
  • JRL 215 Media Writing
  • LARC 450 Advanced Landscape Architectural Design 1
  • MAE 471 Principles-Engineering Design
  • MAE 475 Flight Vehicle Design-Capstone
  • MANG 422 Individual & Organization
  • MDS 489 Capstone
  • MINE 484 Mine Design-Report
  • MKTG 315 Buyer Behavior
  • MUSC 271 Hist-Western Musical Traditions 2
  • NSG 333 Ethics in Nursing.
  • NSG 360 Ethics and Health Policy
  • OTH 310 Critical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy
  • PATH 475 Medical Relevance
  • PET 228 Curriculum-Physical Education
  • PHIL 323 Social/Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 480 Capstone Seminar
  • PHYS 341 Advanced Physics Laboratory
  • PNGE 332 Petroleum Property/Phase Behavior
  • POLS 220 State and Local Government
  • POLS 250 Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLS 260 Introduction International Relations
  • POLS 270 History of Political Thought 1
  • POLS 310 American Presidency
  • POLS 311 Political Parties & Elections
  • POLS 313 American Constitutional Law
  • POLS 314 Civil Liberties-United States
  • POLS 318 Legislative Process
  • POLS 333 Politics of Social Welfare
  • POLS 334 Politics of Economic Policy
  • POLS 335 Civil Rights Policy & Politics
  • POLS 351 Russian/Post-Soviet Politics
  • POLS 355 Governments of Latin America
  • POLS 356 Politics of the Middle East
  • POLS 361 International Law & Institutions
  • POLS 364 American Foreign Relations
  • POLS 373 American Political Philosophy
  • POLS 460 Gender/International Relations
  • PSYC 301 Biological Foundations-Behavior (ends effective 201405)
  • PSYC 332 Multiculturalism in Psychology
  • PSYC 343 Child/Adolescent Development
  • PSYC 345 Adulthood and Aging
  • PSYC 351 Topics in Social Psychology
  • PSYC 362 Psychological Assessment
  • PSYC 363 Personality Theory
  • PSYC 370 Emotions & Mood
  • PSYC 382 Exceptional Children
  • PSYC 423 Cognition and Memory
  • PSYC 425 Perception
  • PSYC 426 Physiological Psychology
  • PSYC 474 Behavior Modification
  • PSYC 495 Independent Study
  • PSYC 498 Honors:Investigation/Thesis
  • PSYC 495A Independent Study: Capstone
  • PSYC 498A Honors:Capstone
  • RELG 410 Apocalypse
  • SEP 374 Sport Studies Research
  • SEP 474 Sport Studies Research Methods
  • SM 487 Issues in Sport Studies
  • SOCA 389 Writing in Sociology/Anthropology
  • SOWK 494A Sem:Capstone
  • THET 365 Traditions-Dramatic Literature
  • THET 460 Contemporary Drama
  • ULIB 301 Gender and the Research Process
  • WDSC 460 Plant Layout Wood Industries
  • WGST 330 Feminist Theory
  • WGST 449 Women’s Movements Since 1960
  • WGST 450 Sex/Science at the Movies
  • WMAN 300 Wildlife and Fisheries Techniques