Writing Intensive Courses Listing

Writing Intensive Courses

The Fairmont State University General Studies Curriculum
indicates that “Students will be required to complete at least
one designated writing intensive course as part of their general studies program or their major field of study. This course will not be in addition to their other courses, but rather a course from those approved as General Studies or majors courses.”

Rationale for Writing Intensive Courses

Writing intensive courses benefit students by:

1) improving writing skills as a means of self-expression
2) increasing knowledge and understanding of course content
3) enhancing critical thinking skills:

  • Evaluation
  • Analysis
  • Interpretation
  • Inference
  • Explanation
  • Self-regulation

Writing Intensive Course List

  • ACCT 4410 Case Studies in Accounting
  • ALLH 4401 Allied Health Practicum and Seminar
  • ARCH 4460 Design VI   
  • ART 3374 Art History from Prehistory to 1450 
  • ART 3376 Art History from 1450 to 1750
  • ART 3378 Art History from 1750 to 1950
  • ART 3380 Art History since 1950
  • AVMA 3305 General Aviation Operations
  • BIOL 3390 Molecular Biotechnology
  • BISM 2800 Corporate Communications and Tech.
  • BISM 4000 Global, Economic, Ethical, and   Social Information Systems
  • CHEM 3301 Physical Chemistry I
  • COMM 4495 Seminar in Communication Issues
  • COMP 3395 Ethical Issues in Computing
  • CRJU 4410 Research in Criminal Justice
  • CRJU 4425 Evaluation of the Criminal Justice System
  • EDUC 3330 The Reading Process
  • EDUC 3331 Reading in the Content Areas
  • EDUC 3351 Inclusive Classroom Practices
  • ELEC 4400 Senior Electronics Project
  • ENGL 3303 Survey of American Literature I
  • ENGL 3304 Survey of American Literature II
  • ENGL 3313 Survey of British Literature I 
  • ENGL 3314 Survey of British Literature II 
  • ENGL 3332 Narrative and Descriptive Writing  
  • ENGL 3333 Writing Non-Fiction
  • ENGL 3344 Writing Poetry
  • ENGL 3345 Writing Fiction
  • ENGL 3349 Advanced Technical Communication
  • ENGL 3374 Shakespeare
  • FACS 3315 Management in the Family
  • FACS 3335 Parenting
  • FINC 3385 Analyzing Financial Statements 
  • FREN 4411 Advanced French Comp. & Conversation 
  • GRAP 4410 Advanced Topics in Graphics   
  • HLTA 3370 Contemporary and Drug Behavior Issues
  • JOUR 2270 Communications in Society   
  • JOUR 2280 History of American Journalism   
  • JOUR 3312 The Publications Process   
  • MATH 3361 Abstract Algebra   
  • MUSI 3313 Music in Western Civilization to 1750   
  • MUSI 3314 Music in Western Civilization since 1750  
  • MUSI 4431 Methods & Mat. in Teaching Music, 7-12
  • NURS 3350 Professional Nursing Concepts 
  • NURS 4440 Nursing Practicum   
  • PHED 3325 Instructional Design   
  • PHED 3327 Sport in Society   
  • PHED 4201 Sport Finance   
  • PHED 4410 Research Design Seminar   
  • POLI 3340 Political Science Research Methods   
  • PSYC 3390 Foundations of Psychology   
  • SFTY 3300 Industrial Hygiene/Practices    
  • SOCY 4470 Sociological Theory   
  • SPAN 3301 Spanish Composition & Conversation I  
  • THEA 3340 Theatre History I   
  • THEA 3341 Theatre History II   
  • THEA 3350 Children’s Drama   
  • THEA 3375 Development of Dramatic Art