Diane LeBlanc, Rolvaag Library 526


Writing is a primary means of learning in the liberal arts. Through courses in the writing program, students read, discuss, and write about significant human issues as they develop critical skills to write effectively. Courses in the writing program are designed to accommodate varying levels of preparation.

The writing program supports two OLE Core Curriculum general education requirements: Writing and Rhetoric (WRR) and Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)

Most students take WRIT 120 Writing and Rhetoric during the fall or spring semester of their first year. WRIT 120 seminars focus on contemporary questions and issues while emphasizing writing practice to fulfill WRR. Students also may fulfill the WRR requirement by successfully completing designated courses in Asian ConversationsEnvironmental ConversationsEnduring QuestionsPublic Affairs ConversationRace Matters, or through advanced placement credit. Consult the director of writing or the Registrar's Office.

Students who may benefit from more extensive writing instruction and practice complete a writing-intensive First-Year Seminar before enrolling in WRIT 120 during the spring semester.

For more information about Writing and Rhetoric and Writing Across the Curriculum, see OLE Core Curriculum Requirements.