Advanced writing courses are designed to build on skills developed in first-year writing classes by introducing students to the disciplinary nature of academic writing. Emphasis is placed in these courses on the kinds of written and oral communication, reading, and research typical to particular areas of study and provide students opportunities to refine their communication skills for multiple audiences, including specific disciplinary and professional audiences. While reinforcing skills learned in first-year writing, advanced writing courses place greater emphasis on style, oral communication, and library research.
The Advanced Writing GE requirement can be satisfied by completing any one of the six courses below.
- English 311 Writing about the Arts and Humanities
- English 312 Persuasive Writing
- English 313 Expository Writing for Elementary Education Majors
- English 315 Writing for the Social Sciences
- English 316 Technical Writing
The Advanced Writing GE requirement can also be completed by taking classes outside the English Department (and in some cases, particular majors require a certain class). Students should check with their college advisement center or the Undergraduate Catalog to determine which advanced writing course(s) fulfills the requirements for their major.