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Intensive Writing Proficiency

To fulfill the Intensive Writing Proficiency, students must take one core-designated intensive writing Level I course and one intensive writing Level II courses. Approved writing intensive courses can be found below. These 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

ACC 485 (Accounting Policy) [Effective Spring 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Accountancy
AMS 214 (North American Religious History) [approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Fall 2014] Theology Foundation
Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
American Studies
AMS 265 (20th Cent African-American Literature) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
American Studies
AMS 320 (Early American Literature) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
American Studies
AMS 324 (American Diplomatic II) [Effective Spring 2018] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
American Studies
AMS 360 (Panics and Depressions in US History) [Effective Fall 2017] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
American Studies
AMS 366 (Corporations and Entrepreneurs in US History) [Effective Fall 2013] Social Science Core Requirement
Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
American Studies
AMS 367 (Marketing Campaigns in US History, c. 1850-present) [Effective Fall 2017] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
American Studies
ARH 498 (Principles of Research) [Effective Fall 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Art History
BIO 200 (Cellular and Molecular Genetics) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Biology
BLS 265 (Twentieth-Century African-American Literature) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
Black Studies
BLS 371 (Global and Postcolonial Literature) [Effective Fall 2014] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
Black Studies
CHM 222L/321/331L/401L (Chemistry Lab Series) [Effective Spring 2013] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Chemistry
CHM 310L (Biochemistry Laboratory) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Biochemistry
CHM 470 (Special Topics: Chemistry in the Modern World) [Effective Fall 2019 when taught by Dr. Seann Mulcahy or Dr. Jack Breen] Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
Civic Engagement Proficiency
Chemistry
CSC 410 (Artificial Intelligence) [Effective Fall 2019] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Computer Science
ECN 488 (Economics Senior Capstone) [Effective Fall 2013] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Oral Communication Proficiency
Economics
EDU 331 (Literacy II) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Elementary/Special Education
EDU 390 (Elementary Special Education) [Effective Fall 2014] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Elementary/Special Education
ENG (360 Modern Irish Literature) [Effective Spring 2017] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 101 (Freshman Writing Seminar) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
English
ENG 175 (Introduction to Literature) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
English
ENG 231 (British Literature I) [Effective Spring 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 232 (British Literature II) [Effective Spring 2014] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 241 (Introduction to Latinx Literature) [Effective Spring 2019 & Spring 2020 for the diversity proficiency] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
English
ENG 265 (Twentieth-Century African-American Literature) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
English
ENG 287 (Composition Studies) [Effective Fall 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 301 (Intermediate Writing) [Effective Fall 2013] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 320 (Early American Literature) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 351 (Romantic Age) [Effective Fall 2014] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 357 (Modern Drama) [Effective summer 2017] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 367 (20th Century British and American Poetry) [Effective Fall 2019 semester] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 370 (Global and Postcolonial Literature) [Effective Fall 2014] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
English
ENG 385 (Advanced Writing) [Effective Spring 2020] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 400 (Literary Criticism and Theory) [Effective Fall 2014] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 440 (18th Century Novel) [Effective Fall 2019] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 440 (Nature and the Arts) [Effective Spring 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 440 (The Romantic Novel) [Effective Spring 2019] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 441 (Introduction to Composition Studies) [Effective Fall 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 441 (Irish Drama) [Effective Fall 2019] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
ENG 441 (Modern Utopian and Dystopian Fiction) [Effective Spring 2017] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
English
EPS 202 (Electronic Devices with Lab) [Effective Fall 2012, Spring 2020 for Natural Science requirement] Standard Natural Science Core Requirement
Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Applied Physics
FRN 321 (Survey of French Literature from Middle Ages to the 18th Century) [Effective Spring 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Foreign Language Studies
FRN 322 (Survey of French Literature II: 18th-20th Centuries) [Effective Fall 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Foreign Language Studies
GST 352 (Global Feminism in an Age of Empire and Beyond) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
Global Studies
GST 431 (Transitional Justice) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Global Studies
GST 480 (Global Studies Capstone Seminar I) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Global Studies
HIS 100 (Thinking and Writing About History) [Effective Summer 2014] Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
History
HIS 214 (North American Religious History) [approved for Theology 300-level] Theology Foundation
Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
History
HIS 226 (Women and the Modern American Experience) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
History
HIS 231 (Modern Latin American History) [Effective Spring 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
History
HIS 303 (Medieval England) [Effective Fall 2018] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
History
HIS 311 (Era of the French Revolution) [Effective Fall 2019] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
History
HIS 319 Victorian Worlds [Effective Spring 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
History
HIS 322 (American Diplomatic II) [Effective Spring 2018] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
History
HIS 337 (The Ancient Greek World) [Effective summer 2017] Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
History
HIS 338 (Ancient World II: Rome) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
History
HIS 342 (History of the Middle East to 1920) [Effective Fall 2019] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
History
HIS 345 (History of the Modern Middle East) [Effective Spring 2014 for Diversity & Fall 2016 for Intensive Writing II] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
History
HIS 352 (Global Feminism in an Age of Empire and Beyond) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
History
HIS 364 (Panics and Depressions in US History) [Effective Fall 2017] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
History
HIS 366 (Corporations and Entrepreneurs in US History) [Effective Fall 2013] Social Science Core Requirement
Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
History
HIS 367 (Marketing Campaigns in US History, c. 1850-present) [Effective Fall 2017] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
History
HIS 482 (Panics and Depressions in American History) Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Oral Communication Proficiency
History
HIS 490 (Honors Thesis in History) [Effective Spring 2016] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
History
HIS441/HIS482 (Battlefields and Homefronts: Race, Class, Gender and the War Experience) [Effective Fall 2020] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
History
HON 204 (Honors Writing) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
Honors
HON 312 (The Church and the Major World Religions) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Effective Fall 2014, and Intensive Writing II, Effective Spring 2018] Theology Foundation
Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
Honors
HPM (470 Drugs and Disease) [Effective Spring 2017] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Health Policy and Management
HPM 430 (Intensive Writing Seminar) Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Health Policy and Management
HPM 445 (Diet, Nutrition, and Obesity in the United States) [Effective Spring 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Oral Communication Proficiency
Health Policy and Management
HPM 470 (Culture, Health and Illness) [Effective Spring 2016] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Health Policy and Management
ITA 321 (Survey of Italian Literature I) [Effective Spring 2018] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Foreign Language Studies
ITA 322 (Survey of Italian Literature II) [Effective Spring 2018] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Foreign Language Studies
LAS 231 (Modern Latin American History) [Effective Spring 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
Latin American Studies
LAW 310 (Persuasive Writing in Law) [Effective Spring 2016] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Political Science
MGT 489 (Strategic Management) [Effective Fall 2014] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Management
MKT 367(Marketing Campaigns in US History, c. 1850-present) [Effective Fall 2017] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Marketing
MSC 311 (Music History and Literature II) [Effective Fall 2013] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Music
MTH 316 (Abstract Algebra II) [Effective Spring 2016] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Mathematics
PHL 300 (Ancient Philosophy) [Effective Spring 2014 for Philosophy Core Requirement, Fall 2017 for the Intensive Writing I Proficiency]] Philosophy Core Requirement
Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
Philosophy
PHL 318 (Philosophy of Science) [Effective Fall 2012 for Philosophy & Spring 2016 for Intensive Writing I] Philosophy Core Requirement
Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
Philosophy
PHL 479 (Einstein and Philosophy) [Effective Fall 2018 semester when taught by Dr. Joseph Cosgrove] Philosophy Core Requirement
Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Philosophy
PHL 480 (Senior Seminar) [Effective Fall 2015] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Philosophy
PSC 431 (Transitional Justice) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Political Science
PSC 488 (Political Science Capstone) [Effective Fall 2014] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Political Science
PSC 489 (Political Science Capstone) [Effective Fall 2014] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Political Science
PSP 303 (Community Organizing) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level I Proficiency
Public and Community Service Studies
PSP 480/481 (Capstone Seminar) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Public and Community Service Studies
PSY 406 (Experimental Developmental Psychology) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Psychology
PSY 407 (Experimental Social Psychology) [Effective Fall 2012 for Intensive Writing II, Effective Fall 2017 for Oral Communication]] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Oral Communication Proficiency
Psychology
PSY 409 (Experimental Health Psychology) [Effective Spring 2016] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Oral Communication Proficiency
Psychology
PSY 416 (Experimental Cognitive Psychology) [Effective Spring 2016] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Accountancy
PSY 426 (Experimental Biopsychology) [Effective Spring 2016] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Psychology
PSY 486 (Theories of Psychotherapy) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Psychology
SOC 480 (Senior Capstone Seminar) [Effective Fall 2014] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Oral Communication Proficiency
Sociology
SPN 321 (Survey of Spanish Literature) [Effective Fall 2017] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Foreign Language Studies
SPN 322 (Survey of Spanish-American Literature) [Effective Fall 2012 for Diversity, Spring 2018 for Intensive Writing II] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
Foreign Language Studies
SWK 488/489 (Theory/Practice Capstone) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Oral Communication Proficiency
Social Work
TDF 301 (Western Drama in Performance) [Effective Fall 2014] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Theatre
TDF 319 (History of Dance) [Effective Fall 2014] Fine Arts Core Requirement
Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Dance
THL 358 (The Church and the Major World Religions) [Approved for Theology 300-level, Diversity Proficiency, Effective Fall 2014 and Intensive Writing II, Effective Spring 2018] Theology Foundation
Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
Theology
THL 480/481 (Major Seminar) [Effective Spring 2016] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Theology
WGS 226 (Women and the Modern American Experience) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Women's Studies
WGS 352 (Global Feminism in an Age of Empire and Beyond) [Effective Fall 2012] Intensive Writing Level II Proficiency
Diversity Proficiency
Women's Studies