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.

Objectives: Students will:

  • Integrate appropriate ideas and evidence, in accordance with course content
  • 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.

Objectives: Students will:

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

Approved Courses

ABEC 340
ABEC 360  
ANT 355  
BCH 403L
BIF 400   
BIO 312   
BCH 302L  
CHM 301L   
CLS 301 
COM 203  
ECCH 221  
EDU 415   
EDS 223   
ENG 202
ENG 205
ENG 208
ENG 219   
ENG 221
ENG 222
ENG 223   
ENG 224   
ENG 225 
ENG 230  
ENG 233
ENG 285  
ENG 294 
ENG 383
ENG 385  
ENG 389
ENG 391
ENG 401
ENG 402   
ENG 411   
ENG 426    
ENG 494  
FAH 350   
HIS 299   
HIS 302  
HIS 366  
HIS 411   
PED 372
PHY 350  
PSC 242   
RST 370
RST 341  

Research Methods in Animal Behavior
Observation Research Methods
Molecular Biology Laboratory
Bioinformatics Capstone
Cellular Biochemistry Lab
Classical Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Age of Cicero
Writing for the Public Media
Literacy I
Grammar and Language Study for Teachers
Foundations of Literacy
Varieties of the Essay
Literature and Psychology
Hallowed Houses
Vampires in Literature and Culture
Images of Women in Literature and Film
Journey in World Literature
Journey in American Literature
The Bible as Literature
The Quest in Medieval Literature
Writing & Animal Studies
Intro to Creative Writing
Research Writing
Persuasive Writing
Business Communication
Advanced Fiction Writing
Texts, Contexts, and Subtexts
Creativity and Composition Theory
Advanced Playwriting
Advanced Creative Writing
Topics in Modernism
Historian’s Craft
Life in Colonial Atlantic
Stalinism & Nazism
History Honors Thesis
Seminar in Kinesiology
Advanced Physics Laboratory
International Organizations
Domestic Conflicts and Peace
Catholic Social Ethics: Theological Perspectives