Information about the ECB writing assessment essay and tutorials for entering students may be found in the department listings of the LS&A Course Guide under English Composition Board.


The College requires all students to complete the Junior/Senior component of the LS&A Writing Requirement. Students must have at least 55 cumulative credits toward their program before they are eligible to complete this requirement. Students must enroll in an approved course or writing program, preferably in the student's field of concentration or specific academic interest. Students must write ECB in the modifier box on the election worksheet. The course instructor must certify that the student has met the requirement at the end of the term. Each term the English Composition Board provides a list of such approved courses. A course approved to meet the Junior/Senior part of the Writing Requirement one term is not necessarily approved in a subsequent term. You may call POINT-10 (764-6810) to find out if the course you want is approved for a particular term as well as to learn if any spaces in the class are still available at CRISP. The courses approved by the ECB for this term are listed below.


This list is subject to change by the English Composition Board. Updated versions are posted on the bulletin boards outside 1419 Mason Hall and 1213 Angell Hall. Check these locations to learn about additions or deletions or call POINT-10 (764-6810) or you can access an updated list through MTS on CCID:PT10@um(JR-SR.W93).

American Culture

430/WS 430. Feminist Thought.
Section 001 What is Feminist Political Theory.

490. American Film Genres.
Sections 002-004 ONLY.

496. Historical Approaches to American Culture.
Section 001 History of the American West.
Section 002 The Asian American Experience.
Section 003 Michigan in the Era of Industrialization.

Biological Anthropology

361. Biology, Society, and Culture. Section 001.

Cultural Anthropology

387. Prehistory of North America. Section 001.

438. Urban Anthropology. Section 001.

439. Economic Anthropology and Development. Section 001.

440. Cultural Adaptation. Section 001.

Asian Languages and Cultures

Japanese 450. Undergraduate Seminar in Japanese Literature.
Section 001 The Construction of the Female Gender in Modern Japanese Fiction.

Asian Studies

381. Junior/Senior Colloquium for Concentrators. Section 001 Tradition, Development, Nationalism, and War in 20th Century Asia.


301. Writing for Biologists. Sections: 001-012.


479. Technical Communication in Chemistry. Section 100.

Classical Studies

Classical Civilization 467. The Good Life. Section 001.


302. Writing for the Mass Media. Sections: 002-005 ONLY.

405. The Media and the Arts. Sections 001 and 003 ONLY.

427. Preparation of Radio and TV Continuity. Sections 003-005 Only.

Comparative Literature

430. Comparative Studies in Fiction
Section 001 The Figure of Ulysses.

Computer Science

481/EECS. Software Engineering. Section 001.


422. The Structure of the Labor Market. Section 001.

491/History 491. The History of the American Economy. Section 001.

495. Seminar in Economics.
Section 001 Industrial Policies, Trade Policies & Japanese Economy.
Section 002 Benefit-Cost Analysis of Environmental Policies or Projects.
Section 003 International Macroeconomic & Financial Policies.


302. Writing About Good Books. Section 001.

325. Essay Writing. Section 004 ONLY.

329. Practical English. Sections: 001 & 002.

351. Literature 1660 to Present. The Battle for Reality. Sections 001-007.

370. Medieval and Renaissance Literature.
Section 001 Epic and Romance.
Section 002 English Medieval Romances.
Section 003.

371. Literature 1600-1830.
Section 001 Travelers, "Natives," and Readers.
Section 002 "Kind" and "Humankind."
Section 003 Literature and Transgression.
Section 004.

417. Senior Seminar.
Section 001 The Politics of Sentiment in the Early American Novel.
Section 002 Transported Narratives.
Section 003 Film Styles-Fiction, Film & Culture: Leon and Kurosawa.
Section 005 Confessional Poetry.
Section 006 The World & the Stage.
Sections 007-010.

English Composition Board

300. Seminar in Peer Tutoring.
Section 001.

Film and Video Studies

455. Topics in Film Studies.
Section 001 East European Film-makers in the West.


396. History Colloquium.
Section 001 History of Jews in Germany.
Section 002 History of the American West.
Section 003 Representations of Power.
Section 004 Public & Private Spheres in Ancient Greece.
Section 005 Culture & Conflict in Frontier China.
Section 006 Michigan in the Era of Industrialization.
Section 007 History of the Italian Renaissance.

398. Honors Colloquium. Section 001.

491/Econ. 491. History of the American Economy. Section 001.

History of Art

341. The Gothic Age.
Section 001 The Art of Medieval Paris.


318. Types of Language. Section 001.

Medieval and Renaissance Collegium

411. Special Topics.
Section 002 The Gothic Age The Art of Medieval Paris.

417. Epic and Saga.
Section 001 Voices of Epic Heroic Narrative in Living Performance.


Music History & Musicology
406. Special Course.
Section 001 Voices of Epic Heroic Narrative in Living Performance.

Near Eastern Studies

GNE 446.. Near Eastern Literature of the Modern World. Section 001.


389. History of Modern Philosophy. Section 003 ONLY.


465. Senior Seminar. Section 001.

496. Senior Thesis I. Sections: all

497. Senior Thesis II. All Sections

Political Science

402. Selected Topics in Political Theory
Section 001 Privacy and Publicity

Section 002 What is Feminist Political Theory.

418/WS 418. Women & the Political System. Section 001.

454 Government & Politics of Southeast Asia. Section 001.

470. Comparative Foreign Policy. Section 001.

472. International Security Affairs. Section 001.

475. International Relations of Soviet Union.
Section 001 Russian Foreign Policy.

494. Senior Honors Seminar. Sect. 001.


341. Superlab. Sections 001-006.

350. Introduction to Developmental Psychology. Sections 005 & 007 ONLY

351. Advanced Lab in Developmental Psychology. Sections 001-004

370. Introduction to Psychopathology. Sections 002 & 008 ONLY

372. Advanced Lab in Psychopathology. Section 001 ONLY.

381/Soc. 472. Advanced Lab in Social Psychology. Sections 001, 003, & 004 ONLY.

391. Advanced Lab in Personality Psychology. Section 002 ONLY

442. Perception, Science and Reality. Section 001.

575. Advanced Psychopathology. Section 001.

Residential College

Hums. 255. Film Experience.
Section 001 East European Film -makers in the West.

Hums. 333. Art and Culture.
Section 002 The "Islamic" City: Urban Form and Society.

Hums. 410. Literature Seminar
Section 001 Fathers & Children

Hums. 411. Translation Seminar.

Hums. 417. Epic and Saga
Section 001 Voices of Epic Heroic Narrative in Living Performance.

Hums. 452/Russian 452. Survey of Russian Literature. Section 001.

ID 310/WS 312. Gender and Science. Section 001.

SS 360. Social Science Junior Seminar.
Section 003 International Grassroots Development.

SS 460. Social Science Senior Seminar.
Section 001 Detroit: A 20th Century Boom Town.
Section 002 Asian American Experience.
Section 003 Urban Anthropology.


320. Advanced Narration. Section 001.

325. Creative Writing Tutorials. Sections 001-003.

326. Creative Writing Tutorials. Sections 001-003.

425. Creative Writing Tutorials. Sections 001-003.

426. Creative Writing Tutorials. Sections 001-003.

* Only Residential College Creative Writing Concentrators may use RC Humanities 320, 325, 326, 425, and 426, the Creative Writing Tutorials, to satisfy the college writing requirement.

Romance Languages and Literatures

French 453. 17th Century French Literature. Section 001.

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Russian 450. 20th Century Russian Literature. Section 001.

Russian 452/RC Hums 452. Survey Russian Literature. Section 001.


310. Introduction to Research Methods. Sections 001-003.

472/Soc. 381. Advanced Lab in Social Psychology. Sections 001, 003, & 004 ONLY.

Women's Studies

310. Women Writing. Section 001.

312/RC ID 310. Gender and Science. Section 001.

418/Poli.Sci. 418. Women & the Political System. Section 001.

430/AC 430. Feminist Thought.
Section 001 What is Feminist Political Theory.


Technical Communication
(Division 291)

486. Design of Computer Documentation. Section 001.

498. Technical & Professional Writing. All Sections.

ONLY students in the LS&A/ Engineering Joint Degree Program and Computer Science concentrators may use these courses to satisfy the JR/SR Writing Requirement. While these courses may be used to meet the JR/SR Writing Requirement, the credits are counted as NON-LS&A.

This list reflects information available as of 1/28/92