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.

More information about Writing Intensive courses is available at Mason’s Writing Across the Curriculum website.

Required: an approved course in the major*

*Most programs include the writing-intensive course designated for the major as part of the major requirements; this course is therefore not counted towards the total required for Mason Core.

Approved Courses: For the current list of approved courses, please see the Catalog.

-Download the Rubric for Evaluating Written Communication