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

Contact Info

Christina Lavorata
Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs
210 Hardway Building
(304) 367-4101
Chris.Lavorata@fairmontstate.edu