Advanced Writing

(3 hours minimum)

Advanced writing courses (200 or 300 level) are offered by instructors in disciplines, departments, and programs across the university. These courses focus on writing instruction. Advanced writing courses feature:

  • Student writing as the central focus (with the majority of class time dedicated to instruction on and activities about writing)
  • Frequent opportunities to write with ongoing instructor feedback on multiple drafts of major projects
  • Multiple, substantial writing projects (at least 7,500 words over the course of the term).

The Advanced Writing requirement is new to the entering class of 2015 and courses are being continually added to the list of approved courses. For a comprehensive and current list of approved courses see the liberal education web site:

Advanced Writing Courses

AAA/AMS/BWS/LAS/WGS 211Writing with Purpose: Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Communication3
AMS 206Approaches to American Culture3
ART 285Writing and the Visual Arts3
ATH 231Foundations of Cultural Anthropology4
BIS 305Integrative Writing in Global Contexts3
BUS/ENG 284Professional Communication for Business3
CHM 375Analytical Chemistry for Majors3
CJS 282Writing in Criminal Justice3
EDP 324Research and Applied Writing Across the Disciplines3
EDT 284Writing for Educators3
EGS 215Workplace Writing3
EGS 301Writing and the Professions3
EGS 319Medical Writing3
ENG 224Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images and Sounds3
ENG 225Advanced Composition3
ENG 226Introduction to Creative Writing: Short Fiction and Poetry3
ENG 298Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies3
ENG 313Technical Writing3
ENG 315Business Writing3
FRE 301Culture & Interpretation3
FRE 303Modern and Contemporary Literature and Life3
FRE 310Texts in Context3
GEO 201
GEO 451/GEO 551
Geography of Urban Diversity
and Urban and Regional Planning
GEO 211Global Sustainable Futures3
GLG 204Survival on an Evolving Planet4
GLG 301Sedimentology and Stratigraphy4
GLG 357Igneous/Metamorphic Petrology4
HST 206Introduction to Historical Inquiry3
IMS/ENG 317Writing for Games3
ITS 202Writing Policy Analysis3
JRN 201Reporting and News Writing I3
KNH 329Psychological Perspectives on Health3
MBI 201General Microbiology4
MBI 365Molecular and Cell Biology3
MTH 331Proof: Introduction to Higher Mathematics3
MTH 331TProof: Introduction to Higher Mathematics (H)3
MUS 313Writing About Small Screen Sounds3
NSG 301Theory-Based Nursing Practice3
PHL 245Writing Philosophy3
PSY 294Writing and Research Methods in Psychology4
REL 201Methods for the Study of Religion3
RUS/ATH/CLS/HST/POL/REL 254Introduction to Russian and Eurasian Studies3
SPN 316Intermediate Spanish Composition3
THE 416/THE 516Dramaturgy3
THE 418/THE 518Playwriting3