Department of English
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University Writing Program Requirements
In 1989, Eastern joined a growing number of American universities—from Ivy League institutions to community colleges—to establish a writing across the curriculum program. Writing Across the Curriculum at Eastern is designed to help students to learn how writing shapes and aids thinking; to understand the cultures and conventions of their disciplines; and, through practice and revision, to confront their (universal!) insecurities about writing in order to become better, more confident writers in the worlds they will enter when the graduate.
After writing an initial placement essay, students at Eastern complete the following three stages of the University Writing Program:
Stage 1: ENGLISH 100, College Writing, or ENGLISH 100P, College Writing Plus.
Stage 2: Students entering Eastern Fall 2011 or later must complete a designated course or courses in their major.
Stage 3: A designated 300–or 400–level writing-intensive course in the major.
Students entering with fewer than 75 credits are required to complete all three stages of the writing requirements.
For further information about the University Writing Program at Eastern, visit the Writing Program in the Academic Services Center, Library 107 or contact the Writing Program Director, Dr. Rita Malenczyk.