Writing Intensive Upper Level Major Course List

  • MSUM upper-level (300-400) writing-intensive courses designated by major area.

    College of Arts, Media and Communication

    Major 300-400 WI Course(s) for Major Course Title
    Acting THTR 322 Survey of Western Theatre History and Drama
    Animation FILM 480 Critical Approaches to Film and Media Arts
    Art, Studio ART 450 Contemporary Art, Design and Theory
    Art Education ART 375 Art Methods 7-12
    Commercial Music MUS 304 History of Western Music Since 1750
    Communication Studies COMM 301 or COMM 310 Business and Professional Communication or Rhetorical Theory & Criticism
    Film Studies FILM 480 Critical Approaches to Film and Media Arts
    Film Production FILM 480 Critical Approaches to Film and Media Arts
    Graphic Communications ENGL 387, ENGL 388 or PMGT 385 Technical Report Writing, Creative Writing or Process Leadership
    Graphic Design ENGL 387 or COMM 301 Technical Report Writing or Business and Professional Communication
    Advertising COMM 306 Advertising Copywriting
    Broadcast Journalism COMM 309 Reporting
    Documentary Journalism COMM 309 Reporting
    Integrated Advertising and Public Relations COMM 306 or COMM 307 Advertising Copywriting or Writing/Editing for Public Relations
    Multimedia Journalism COMM 309 Reporting
    Photojournalism COMM 309 Reporting
    Public Relations COMM 307 Writing/Editing for Public Relations
    Music MUS 304 History of Western Music since 1750
    Musical Theatre THTR 322 Survey of Western Theatre History and Drama
    Entertainment Industries and Technology EIT 492 Professional Seminar
    Music Education MUS 304 History of Western Music since 1750
    Theatre Arts THTR 322 Survey of Western Theatre History and Drama

    College of Business and Innovation

    Major 300-400 WI Course(s) for Major Course Title
    Accounting COMM 301 or ENGL 387 Business and Professional Communication OR Technical Report Writing
    Business Administration COMM 301 or ENGL 387 Business and Professional Communication OR Technical Report Writing
    Business Analytics COMM 301 or ENGL 387 Business and Professional Communication OR Technical Report Writing
    Finance COMM 301 or ENGL 387 Business and Professional Communication OR Technical Report Writing
    Computer Information Systems ENGL 387 Technical Report Writing
    Computer Information Technology ENGL 387 Technical Report Writing
    Computer Science ENGL 387 Technical Report Writing
    Construction Management CM 327 effective Fall 17 - was PMGT 385 Sustainability in the Built Environment
    Global Supply Chain Management PMGT 385 or OM 380 Methods Improvement or Process Leadership
    Operations Management PMGT 385 or OM 380 Technical Report Writing or Process Leadership  or Methods Improvement
    Project Management PMGT 385 or OM 380 Technical Report Writing or Process Leadership

    College of Education and Human Services

    Major 300-400 WI Course(s) for Major Course Title
    Early Childhood Education EECE 441 Children's Literature: Content and Methods
    Early Childhood Education-Non-Licensure EECE 437 Leadership and Administration 
    Elementary Inclusive Education EECE 441 thru Summer 2019 Children's Literature: Content and Methods
    Elementary Inclusive Education STL 482 effective Fall 2019 Behavior, Trauma, and Mental Health in the Classroom
    Special Education (Twin Cities cohort only) SPED 480
    Legal/Social Foundations of Special Education
    Social Work SW 400 and 460 Research Methods in Social Work and Social Policy
    Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences ENGL 387 Technical Report Writing

    College of Science, Health and the Environment

    Major 300-400 WI Course(s) for Major Course Title
    Anthropology ANTH 492
    Seminar in Anthropology
    Athletic Training AT 492
    Athletic Training Senior Seminar
    Biochemistry & Biotechnology BCBT 463 (was BIOL 341) Technical Report Writing
    Biology
    Effective Fall 2017 BIOL 348, 365, 372, 430, or 478 (was BIOL 341) Evolutionary Bio, Developmental Bio, Aquatic Bio, Immunobiology, or Research Design
    Cellular and Molecular Biology BIOL 348, 365, 372, or 430 Evolutionary Bio, Developmental Bio, Aquatic Bio, or Immunobiology
    Chemistry ENGL 387 Technical Report Writing
    Chemistry Education PHIL 318 Professional Ethics
    Earth Science Education GEOS 315 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology BIOL 348, 365, 372, or 478 Evolutionary Bio, Developmental Bio, Aquatic Bio, or Research Design
    Engineering Physics PHYS 305 Experimental Physics I
    Exercise Science PE 310 Sport and Play in the United States
    Geosciences Different for each emphasis  
    Emphasis in Geology and Geoarchaeology GEOS 315 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
    Emphasis in Geographical Sciences GEOS 320 Economic Geography
    Health and Medical Sciences BIOL 365, 430, or 478 Developmental Bio, Immunobiology, or Research Design
    Health Education HLTH 340 Health Methods and Materials
    Health Services Administration HSAD 420 and PHIL 318 Healthcare Policy and Payment and Professional Ethics
    Life Science Education Effective Fall 2017 BIOL 348 (was BIOL 341) Evolutionary Bio
    Mathematics MATH 491 Seminar: Mathematics
    Mathematics Education MATH 416 Mathematics in the Secondary School
    Nursing NURS 473 Professional Pathways
    Physical Education PE 310 Sport and Play in the United States
    Physical Education-Teaching PE 310 Sport and Play in the United States
    Physics PHYS 305 or ENGL 387 Experimental Physics I or Technical Report Writing
    Physics Education PHYS 305 or ENGL 387 Experimental Physics I or Technical Report Writing
    Psychology PSY 330 Experimental Methods
    Sustainability
    CHEM 304 or HIST 379 The Environment and You or Environmental History

    College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Major 300-400 WI Course(s) for Major Course Title
    Communication Arts & Literature Education ENGL 491 Theory and Methods: CA/L Grades 9-12
    Criminal Justice SOC 351 or 352 Quantitative Methods or Qualitative Research Methods
    East Asian Studies HUM 320 Humanities East and West
    Economics ECON 492/was ECON 498 Senior Seminar
    English Different for each emphasis  
    Emphasis in Literature ENGL 492 Literature Capstone Seminar
    Emphasis in Writing ENGL 487 or 488 Advanced Technical Report Writing or Advanced Creative Writing
    Emphasis in Integrated English and Publishing ENGL 487 or 488 Advanced Technical Report Writing or Advanced Creative Writing
    English and Mass Communications COMM 309 Reporting
    Gerontology  PHIL 311 Morals and Medicine
    History HIST 492 Senior Seminar
    International Studies different for each emphasis  
    Emphasis in Development GEOS 320 Economic Geography
    Emphasis in Diplomacy POL 349 Great Power Politics
    Paralegal PARA 425 Advanced Legal Research and Writing
    Philosophy PHIL 300 History of Ethics
    Political Science POL 349 or 350 Great Power Politics or Comparative Governments of Western Europe
    Social Studies
    HIST 440 Secondary Social Studies Instruction
    Sociology SOC 351 or 352 Quantitative or Qualitative Methods
    Spanish SPAN 401 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition
    Spanish Education SPAN 401 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition
    Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) PHIL 318 Professional Ethics
    Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) PHIL 318 Professional Ethics
    Women's and Gender Studies  WS 412 Seminar in Women's Studies