WRITING INTENSIVE

Writing Intensive

As part of the university’s commitment to student writers in all undergraduate programs, at least one upper-division course in each major has been designated as fulfilling the “writing intensive” (WI) requirement. While other courses in the major may require written projects, teachers of the designated WI courses will devote class time to instruction on how to complete assignments successfully, assign and grade a minimum of 3500 words, provide constructive feedback on drafts, and allow revision of at least one graded assignment. See the description of each major for the specific course or courses that fulfill the WI requirement.

Required: an approved course in the major

 

 

College of Education and Human Development

 Major Course Number Title
Human Development and Family Science HDFS 401 Family Law and Public Policy
Physical Education PHED 340 Social and Cultural Issues in Physical Education
 Athletic Training

Kinesiology

Recreation Management

Sport Management

Tourism and Events Management

KINE 450 Research Methods
 Recreation Management

Sport Management

Tourism and Events Management

SRST 450 Research Methods

College of Health and Human Services 

Major Course Number Title
Community Health GCH 465 Community Health Capstone
also counts for Synthesis
Community Health and Global Health GCH 411 Health Program Planning and Evaluation
Health Administration HAP 465 Integration of Professional Skills and Issues
also counts for Synthesis
Nursing NURS 465 Examination and Health Care Issues
also counts for Synthesis
Rehabilitation Sciences RHBS 499 Capstone in Rehabilitation Sciences
Social Work SOCW 471 Research in Social Work

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 Major Course Number Title
Anthropology ANTH 490  Theories, Methods, and Issues II
Art History ARTH 4xx any 400 level course
Bachelor of Individualized Science BIS 390 Bachelor of Individualized Study Project
Communication COMM 300 Foundations of Public Communications
Creative Writing ENGH 305 Dimensions of Writing and Literature
Criminology, Law, and Society CRIM 495 Capstone in Criminology, Law, and Society
Economics ECON 345 Introduction to Economics
ECON 355 Political Economy and Nonprofit Institutions
ECON 365 Topics in Economic History
ECON 435 Energy Economics
ECON 470 Economics of Regulations
English ENGH 305 Dimensions of Writing and Literature
Environmental and Sustainability Studies NCLC 334 Environmental Justice
Foreign Languages CHIN 480 Four-Year Chinese I
FREN 309 Reading and Writing Skills Development
SPAN 370 Spanish and Stylistics
Global Affairs EVPP 337 Environmental Policy Making in Developing Countries
Integrative Studies/NCC 3xx Any 300 level course
NCLC 4xx any 400 level course
History HIST 300 Introduction to Historical Method
also counts for Synthesis
HIST 499 Senior Seminary History
also counts for Synthesis
Latin American Studies LAS 300 Latin American Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Latin American Studies LAS 499 Research Seminar in Latin American Studies
Neuroscience NEUR 410 Current Topics in Neuroscience
NEUR 411 Seminar in Neuroscience
Philosophy PHIL 421 Seminar
PHIL 422 Honors Seminar
Psychology PSYC 301 Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 304 Principles of Learning
PSYC 309 Sensation, Perception, and Information Processing
Religious Studies RELI 420 Seminar
Russian and Eurasian Studies RUSS 302 Russian Conversation and Composition
RUSS 325 Major Russian Writers
Sociology SOCI 412 Contemporary Sociological Theory


College of Science

 Major Course Number Course Name
Astronomy ASTR 402 Methods of Observational Astronomy
Atmospheric Science CLIM 408 Senior Research
Biology BIOL 308 Foundations of Ecology and Evolution
Computational and Data Sciences CDS 302 Scientific Data and Databases
Chemistry CHEM 336 Physical Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 465 Biochemistry Lab
Earth Science GEOL 317 Geomorphology
Earth Science GEOL 334 Vertebrate Paleontology
Earth Science, concentration in Environmental Geoscience GEOL 305 Environmental Geology
Environmental Science EVPP 337 Environmental Policy Making in Developing Countries
Forensic Science FRSC 302 Forensic Bio-Trace
FRSC 304 Forensic Chemistry and Microscopy
Geography GGS 415 Seminar in Geography
Mathematical Sciences MATH 290 Introduction to Advanced Mathematics
Medical Laboratory Science MLAB 300 Science Writing
Physics PHYS 407 Senior Laboratory in Modern Physics


College of Visual and Performing Arts 

 Major Course Number Course Name
Art and Visual Technology AVT 395 Writing for Artists
Computer and Game Design GAME 332 RS: Story Design for Computer Games
Dance DANC 390 Dance History I
Dance DANC 391 Dance History II
Film and Video Studies ENGH 373 Film and Video Forms
Film and Video Studies FAVS 470 Film and Video Screenwriting
Film and Video Studies FAVS 496 Advanced Visual Storytelling
Film and Video Studies FAVS 498 Creative Producing and Development
Film and Video Studies THR 482 Advanced Screenplay Workshop
Music MUSI 332 Music History in Society II
 Music
concentration in Music Technology
MUSI 438 Music History in Society, B, 1877-1945
Theater THR 350 Script Analysis
Theater THR 482 Advanced Screenplay Workshop


School of Business

 Major Course Number Course Name
Accounting ACCT 461 Assurance and Audit Services
Finance FNAN 498 Contemporary Topics in Finance
Information Systems and Operations Management MIS 330 Systems Analysis and Design
Management MGMT 313 Organizational Behavior
Marketing MKTG 471 Marketing Management
School of Business SOM 301 Business Models: A Communication Approach


School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

 Major Course Number Course Name
Conflict Analysis and Resolution CONF 302 Culture, Identity, and Conflict


School of Policy, Government and International Affairs

Major Course Number Course Name
Government and International Politics; Public Administration GOVT 490 Synthesis Seminar
Government and International Politics; Public Administration GOVT 491 Honors Seminar


Volgenau Engineering School 

 Major Course Number Course Name
Applied Computer Science CS 306 Synthesis of Ethics and Law for the Computing Professional
Applied Computer Science CS 321 Software Requirements and Design Modeling
Bioengineering BENG 304 Modeling and Control of Physiological Systems
Bioengineering BENG 495 Bioengineering Senior Seminar II
Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering CEIE 301 Engineering and Economic Models in Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering ECE 333 Linear Electronics I
Computer Engineering ECE 445 Computer Organization
Computer Engineering ECE 491 Engineering Seminar
Computer Science CS 306 Synthesis of Ethics and Law for the Computing Professional
Computer Science CS 321 Software Requirements and Design Modeling
Cyber Security Engineering CYSE 491 Engineering Senior Seminar
also counts for Capstone Experience
Electrical Engineering ECE 333 Linear Electronics I
Electrical Engineering ECE 445 Computer Organization
Electrical Engineering ECE 491 Engineering Seminar
Information Technology IT 343 IT Resources Planning
Mechanical Engineering ME 444 Mechanical Design II
Systems Engineering SYST 489 Senior Seminar