An academic college or department may submit a course for Writing Intensive (WI) designation at any time. The course must meet the following criteria and be approved by the University Writing Council:

  • Maintains a recommended 25 student cap,
  • Requires 3 formal writing assignments comprising of at least 50% of the final course grade,
  • Gives attention to the writing process,
  • Provides instructor feedback on writing, and
  • Uses common, but flexible rubric on at least one assignment.

Beginning fall 2021, the following courses are designated as Writing Intensive:

Course Number Course Title Approved Date
ENGL 2223 Professional Writing for Business Fall 2021
ENGL 3023 Composition Pedagogy and Practice Spring 2022
ENGL 3203 Technical Writing Fall 2021
ENGL 3213 Digital New Media Rhetoric Fall 2021
ENGL 4013 Introduction to Composition Studies Fall 2021
ENGL 4553 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism Spring 2022
MCOM 1243 Media Writing and Reporting Fall 2021
MCOM 3733 Media Ethics Spring 2022
NURS 3503 Nursing Research Fall 2021
PHIL 4333 Philosophy of Religion Fall 2021
PHIL 4503 History of Western Philosophy I Fall 2022
PSYC 3303 Writing in Psychology Fall 2021
RADS 3503 Research Fall 2021
RADS 3523 Essentials of Research Fall 2021
RADS 4913 Applied Research Fall 2021
RESP 4233 Education Administration Concepts Summer 2022
RESP 4423 Research & Respiratory Care Fall 2021
SOCL 4153 Sociological Theory Fall 2021
SPAN 3333 Conversation and Composition Spring 2022