Intensive Writing Proficiency

To fulfill the Intensive Writing Proficiency, students must take two core-designated intensive writing courses with at least one at Level II, as approved by the Core Curriculum Committee. Approved intensive writing courses will normally be capped at 18 students. Students must first meet a minimum writing proficiency requirement.

​If incoming students earned a 2.5 high school point average, as calculated by Providence College, they are required to take WRT 100 Writing for College Success (offered through the School of Continuing Education) prior to completing the intensive writing proficiency as described below.
Why Intensive Writing?

The cultivation of the skills and habits of good writing is inseparable from an authentic Liberal Arts education. Accordingly, all students will be required to develop their ability to write by taking two writing intensive course, one focused on the basic techniques of good writing and a second in which students apply those skills to a particular academic discipline.

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Core Foundation & Profiency

Department

Major

AMS 320 (Early American Literature) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
American Studies
ACC 485 (Accounting Policy) [Effective Spring 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Accountancy Accountancy
BIO 200 (Cellular and Molecular Genetics) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Biology Biology
Secondary Education Biology
HIS 482 (Panics and Depressions in American History) Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Oral Communication Proficiency
History
HIS 366 (American Business History) [Effective Fall 2013] Social Science Core Requirement
Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
History History
Secondary Education History
HIS 319 Victorian Worlds [Effective Spring 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
History
HIS 231 (Modern Latin American History) [Effective Spring 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
History History
ENG 440 (Nature and the Arts) [Effective Spring 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 400 (Literary Criticism and Theory) [Effective Fall 2014] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 351 (Romantic Age) [Effective Fall 2014] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 349 (Nature and the Arts) [Effective Fall 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 320 (Early American Literature) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 301 (Intermediate Writing) [Effective Fall 2013] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 287 (Composition Studies) [Effective Fall 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 101 (Freshman Writing Seminar) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
English
EDU 390 (Elementary Special Education) [Effective Fall 2014] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Elementary/Special Education Elementary/Special Education
EDU 331 (Literacy II) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Elementary/Special Education Elementary/Special Education
CHM 222L/321/331L/401L (Chemistry Lab Series) [Effective Spring 2013] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Chemistry Biochemistry
Chemistry
Secondary Education Chemistry
BLS 365 (Twentieth-Century African-American Literature) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
Black Studies
MSC 311 (Music History and Literature II) [Effective Fall 2013] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Music Music
Music Education
LAW 310 (Persuasive Writing in Law) [Effective Spring 2016] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Political Science
AMS 214 (American Religious History) [approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Fall 2014] Theology Foundation
Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
American Studies
ARH 498 (Principles of Research) [Effective Fall 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Art History
HON 204 (Honors Writing) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
Honors
HIS 352 (Global Feminism in an Age of Empire and Beyond) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
History History
Secondary Education History