Writing is the most important skill that a student masters in a liberal arts education. In order to assure that all of its students have achieved a high level of writing proficiency by the time they graduate, the School of Liberal Arts requires them to take one approved writing-intensive course beyond the writing proficiency requirement of the general core. Students may satisfy this requirement by taking a course that is designated “writing-intensive” in the course schedule or, with the approval of the instructor, by signing up for a Writing Practicum associated with one of their regular 3-credit-hour courses that meets the same writing-intensive requirements.
If a course is to satisfy the writing-intensive requirement, it must require
Students are encouraged, but not required, to satisfy the writing-intensive requirement with a course in their major. Students may satisfy this requirement with a capstone course in the major, as long as the writing requirements of the course achieve the defined minimum for a writing-intensive course, or with a senior honors thesis. There is a separate grade for all Writing Practica. A letter grade must be assigned for both the course and the practicum; the S/U option may not be used to satisfy the writing requirement.
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