Advanced Writing-Intensive Attribute

Designated courses at the 200-level or above with significant emphasis on using writing as a way to learn and that are designed to develop basic and advanced skills in analyzing and representing ideas through strong written prose.

Courses designated as Writing-Intensive may have more learning objectives in addition to those associated with the Core.

Goals & Objectives


Goal: Students will demonstrate the ability to write an effectively developed logical argument.

Students will:

  • (1A) Integrate appropriate ideas and evidence, in accordance with course content
  • (1B) Organize those ideas and that evidence strategically for a given audience and purpose

Goal: Students will demonstrate an understanding of appropriate or discipline-specific writing styles, standards, and conventions through a process that includes revision.

Students will:

  • (2A) Write grammatically correct sentences that are fluid and include smooth transitions.
  • (2B) Use vocabulary that is appropriate for the purpose and audience/field
  • (2C) Employ correct punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and documentation conventions
  • (2D) Use appropriate citation and attribution of ideas, information, and evidence

Approved Courses*

ABEC 340 Research Methods in Animal Behavior
ABEC 360 Observational Research Methods
ANT 340 Environmental Anthropology
ANT 350 Business Anthropology
ANT 355 Sociolinguistics
BCH-403L Molecular Biology Laboratory
BIF 400 Bioinformatics Capstone
BIO 312 Primatology
CHM 301L Classical Physical Chemistry Laboratory
CLS 301 Age of Cicero
COM 203 Writing for the Public Media
CRJ 320 Criminology
ECCH 221 Literacy I
EDS 223 Foundations of Literacy
ENG 202 Drama
ENG 205 Varieties of the Essay
ENG 208 Novel
ENG 218 Literature and Medicine
ENG 219 Literature and Psychology
ENG 221 Hallowed Houses
ENG 223 Images of Women in Literature and Film
ENG 224 Journey in World Literature
ENG 225 Journey in American Literature
ENG 230 The Bible as Literature
ENG 233 The Quest in Medieval Literature
ENG 285 Writing & Animal Studies
ENG 294 Intro to Creative Writing
ENG 383 Research Writing
ENG 385 Persuasive Writing
ENG 389 Business Communication
ENG 401 Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts
ENG 411 Playwriting
HIS 299 Historian’s Craft
HIS 411 History Honors Thesis
PED 372 Seminar in Kinesiology
PHY 350 Advanced Physics Laboratory
PSC 242 International Organizations
PSC 370 Domestic Conflicts and Peace
RST 341 Catholic Social Ethics: Theological Perspectives
SPMT 480 Research Methods in Sport Management

*Course offerings subject to change. Courses shown above may not be offered regularly.