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  • Writing Intensive Requirements

    The following is the writing intensive policy effective through summer 2015

    Incoming freshmen

    Must complete five writing intensive (W) courses at MSUM:

    • English 101 (or an approved alternative/equivalent)
    • One writing intensive course in Liberal Arts & Science Curriculum (LASC)
    • One writing intensive course at the 300 or 400 level designated by the student’s major
    • Two writing intensive courses at the 200 level or higher, only one of which may hold the rubric/subject of the student’s major

    If a student has more than one major, they must fulfill the university writing intensive course requirements as well as the upper level writing requirement of each major.

    Incoming transfer students

    Must complete two writing intensive (W) courses at MSUM:

    • One writing intensive course at the 300 or 400 level designated by the student’s major
    • One writing intensive course at the 200 level or higher

    If a student has more than one major, they must fulfill the university writing intensive course requirements as well as the upper level writing requirement of each major.

    The following is the writing intensive policy effective fall 2015

    All students entering with less than 32 transferable credits

    Must complete five writing intensive (W) courses at MSUM:

    • English 101 (or an approved alternative/equivalent)
    • One writing intensive course in Liberal Arts & Science Curriculum (LASC)
    • One writing intensive course at the 300 or 400 level designated by the student’s major
    • Two writing intensive courses at the 200 level or higher, only one of which may hold the rubric/subject of the student’s major

    If a student has more than one major, they must fulfill the university writing intensive course requirements as well as the upper level writing requirement of each major.

    All students entering with 32 or more transferable credits

    Must complete two writing intensive (W) courses at MSUM:

    • One writing intensive course at the 300 or 400 level designated by the student’s major
    • One writing intensive course at the 200 level or higher