Writing Intensive Upper Level Major Course List

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

College of Arts and Humanities

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 Arts & Literature Education ENGL 491 Theory and Methods: CA/L Grades 9-12
East Asian Studies HUM 320 Humanities East and West
English Different for each emphasis  
English Emphasis in Literature ENGL 492 Literature Capstone Seminar
English Emphasis in Writing ENGL 487 or 488 Advanced Technical Report Writing or Advanced Creative Writing
English 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
Entertainment Industries and Technology EIT 492 Professional Seminar
Film Studies FILM 480 Critical Approaches to Film and Media Arts
Film Production FILM 480 Critical Approaches to Film and Media Arts
Graphic Design ENGL 387 or COMM 301 Technical Report Writing or Business and Professional Communication
Graphic Communications ENGL 387, ENGL 388 or PMGT 385 Technical Report Writing, Creative Writing or Process Leadership
History HIST 492 Senior Seminar
Music MUS 304 History of Western Music since 1750
Music Education MUS 304 History of Western Music since 1750
Musical Theatre THTR 322 Survey of Western Theatre History and Drama
Philosophy PHIL 300 History of Ethics
Social Studies HIST 440 Secondary Social Studies Instruction
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
Theatre Arts THTR 322 Survey of Western Theatre History and Drama
Women's and Gender Studies WS 412 Seminar in Women's Studies

College of Business, Analytics & Communication

Major 300-400 WI Course(s) for Major Course Title
Accounting COMM 301 or ENGL 387 Business and Professional Communication OR Technical Report Writing
Advertising COMM 306 Advertising Copywriting
Broadcast Journalism COMM 309 Reporting
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
Communication Studies COMM 301 or COMM 310 Business and Professional Communication or Rhetorical Theory & Criticism
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
Documentary Journalism COMM 309 Reporting
Economics ECON 492/was ECON 498 Senior Seminar
Finance COMM 301 or ENGL 387 Business and Professional Communication OR Technical Report Writing
Global Supply Chain Management PMGT 385 or OM 380 Methods Improvement or Process Leadership
Integrated Advertising and Public Relations COMM 306 or COMM 307 Advertising Copywriting or Writing/Editing for Public Relations
International Studies different for each emphasis  
International Studies Emphasis in Development GEOS 320 Economic Geography
International Studies Emphasis in Diplomacy POL 349 Great Power Politics
Mathematics MATH 491 Seminar: Mathematics
Mathematics Education MATH 416 Mathematics in the Secondary School
Multimedia Journalism COMM 309 Reporting
Operations Management PMGT 385 or OM 380 Technical Report Writing or Process Leadership or Methods Improvement
Paralegal PARA 425 Advanced Legal Research and Writing
Photojournalism COMM 309 Reporting
Political Science POL 349 or 350 Great Power Politics or Comparative Governments of Western Europe
Project Management PMGT 385 or OM 380 Technical Report Writing or Process Leadership
Public Relations COMM 307 Writing/Editing for Public Relations

College of Education and Human Services

Major 300-400 WI Course(s) for Major Course Title
Criminal Justice SOC 351 or 352 Quantitative Methods or Qualitative Research Methods
Early Childhood Education EECE 441 thru fall 2020 - STL 482 effective spring 2021 Behavior, Trauma, and Mental Health in the Classroom
Early Childhood Education-Non-Licensure EECE 437 thru fall 2020 - STL 482 effective spring 2021 Behavior, Trauma, and Mental Health in the Classroom
Elementary Inclusive Education EECE 441 thru summer 2019 - STL 482 effective fall 2019 Behavior, Trauma, and Mental Health in the Classroom
Gerontology PHIL 311 Morals and Medicine
Social Work SW 400 and 460 Research Methods in Social Work and Social Policy
Sociology SOC 351 or 352 Quantitative or Qualitative Methods
Special Education (Twin Cities cohort only) SPED 480 Legal/Social Foundations of Special Education
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 CHEM 375 (was ENGL 387) Team-based Chemistry Research
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  
Geosciences Emphasis in Geology and Geoarchaeology GEOS 315 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Geosciences 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
Nursing (RN-BSN) NURS 473 Professional Pathways
Nursing (BSN) NURS 444 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
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