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Degree Programs

First-Year Writing Courses

Writ 1622 and 1633

WRIT 1622: Advanced Rhetoric and Writing

A writing course for advanced first-year students, emphasizing rhetorical strategies for different academic and civic audiences and purposes; critical reading and analysis; and research. Course sections focus on a coherent set of texts, usually on an issue or theme; contact the Writing Program for specific information each quarter. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program; score of three or better on AP Language and Composition or Language and Literature exams, or four on the IB English; or permission of the director of writing.

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WRIT 1633: Advanced Writing and Research

A continuation of WRIT 1622, this is a writing course for advanced first-year students, emphasizing rhetoric strategies for different academic and civic audiences and purposes; critical reading and analysis; and research. The course has a significant research component. Course sections focus on a coherent set of texts, usually on an issue or theme; contact the Writing Program for specific information each semester. Prerequisite: WRIT 1122 or 1622, plus one of the following: admission to the Honors Program; score of three or better on AP Language and Composition or Language and Literature exam, or four on the IB English or specific permission of the director of writing.