Writing Intensive Requirements Policy

  • Custodian of Policy: Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Effective Date: Fall 2016
    Last Review: Fall 2015
    Next Review: 2022

    Policy

    All students entering with less than 32 transferrable credits must complete five writing-intensive (W) courses at MSUM. Refer to the registrar’s office web page for a list of approved courses.

    • ENGL 101 (or an approved alternative).
    • One writing-intensive course in LASC.
    • One 300/400-level writing-intensive course designated by the student’s major.
    • Two writing-intensive courses at the 200-level or higher, only one of which may hold the rubric of the student’s major.
    • If a student has multiple majors, the student must fulfill the university writing-intensive course requirements as well as the upper-level writing requirement of each major.

    Students entering with 32 or more transferable credits must complete two writing-intensive courses at MSUM:

    • One 300/400-level writing-intensive course designated by the major.
    • One writing-intensive course at the 200-level or higher
    • If a student has multiple majors, the student must fulfill the university writing-intensive course requirements as well as the upper-level writing requirement of each major.