The College requires all students to complete the Junior/Senior component of the LS&A Writing Requirement. Students must have completed introductory composition and 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 modify the course by means of the normal registration procedures. 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.


Afroamerican and African Studies

335/Religion 310. Religion in the Afro-American Experience. (3). (HU). Section 001 ONLY. (Miles)

458. Issues in Black World Studies. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Black Entrepreneurship and the Challenge of Urban Revitalization.

American Culture

490/Film-Video 451. American Film Genres. (4). (HU).
Sections 002-004 ONLY. (Eagle)

496. Historical Approaches to American Culture. (3). (Excl).
Section 002 Michigan in the Era of Industrialization.
Section 005 Law and Society in American History. (Green)


386. Early New World Civilizations. (4). (SS).
Sections 002-003 ONLY. (Wright)

Asian Languages and Cultures

Chinese 472. Traditional Chinese Drama and Fiction in Translation. (3). (HU). (Rolston)

Asian Studies

381. Junior/Senior Colloquium for Concentrators. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Tradition, Development, Nationalism, and War in Twentieth Century Asia.


301. Writing for Biologists. (3). (Excl).
(All Sections). (Martin)


Section 001 Professional Development in the Chemical Sciences.

479. Technical Communication in Chemistry. (1). (Excl). (BS). (Lohr)

Classical Civilization

467. The Good Life. (3). (HU). (Rappe)


302. Writing for the Mass Media. (3). (Excl).
Sections 001 and 002 Feature Writing for the Mass Media.
Sections 003 and 004 Advanced Public Affairs Writing. (Moseley)
Section 005 Advertising. (Kalisewicz)
Section 006 Points of View. (Friendly)

405. The Media and the Arts. (3). (Excl).
Sections 001 and 002. (Nisbett)

427. Preparation of Radio and TV Continuity. (3). (Excl).
Sections 001-003. (Oswald)

Computer Science

481/EECS 481. Software Engineering. (4). (Excl). (BS).


466. Economics of Population. (3). (Excl). (Lam)

491/Hist. 491. The History of the American Economy. (3). (Excl). Sections 001 and 002 ONLY. (Levenstein)

495. Seminar in Economics. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Environmental.
Section 002. (Staff)

English Composition Board

300. Seminar in Peer Tutoring. (3). (Excl). Sections 001-002


317. Literature and Culture. (3). (HU).
Section 001 Bigotry and Maturity in the Literature of Several Cultures.
Section 004 Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Cultural Resistance.
Section 005 Perspectives on Death in Literature and Film. (Howes)

325. Essay Writing. (4). (Excl). Sections 001, 002, 004, and 005.

351. Literature in English after 1660. (4). (Excl).
Section 001 Pictures of Modern Identity.

370. Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature. (4). (Excl).
Section 001 Medieval Heroic and Romantic Narratives.
Section 003 The Monstrous Other in Medieval English Literature.

371. Studies in Literature, 1600-1830. (4). (Excl).
Section 001 Literature and the Other Arts in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century England.

417. Senior Seminar. (4). (Excl).
Section 002 Constructing Ireland: Nationalism and Society in Modern Irish Literature.
Section 005 Contemporary Nature Writing. (Knott)
Section 006 Modern International Fantasy and Science Fiction. (Rabkin)
Section 009 American Masculinities.

Film and Video Studies

451/Amer. Cult. 490. American Film Genres. (4). (HU).
Sections 002-004 ONLY. (Eagle)


396. History Colloquium. (4). (SS).
Section 001 The Church and the Jews.
Section 002 Edward Gibbon and the Roman Empire. (MacCormack)
Section 003 Politics and Culture in Weimar and Nazi Germany. (Canning)
Section 005 Law And Society in American History. (Green)
Section 006 Michigan in the Era of Industrialization. (Blouin)
Section 007 Facing Death. (Tentler)
Section 008 Historical Writing in the Middle Ages. (Allen)
Section 009 The Plague in the Middle Ages. (Hughes)

History of Art

391. Survey of Japanese Painting. (3). (Excl). (Reynolds)

Judaic Studies

379/HJCS 379 Jewish Civilization. (4). (SS).
Sections 001-005. (Schramm)


350 & 450. Perspectives on Second Language Learning and Second Language Instruction. (3). (Excl). (Morley)

Medieval and Renaissance Collegium

422. Early and High Middle Ages: Thematic Studies II. (4). (Excl). Section 001 Historical Writing in the Middle Ages. (Allen)

423. Early and High Middle Ages: Thematic Studies III. (4). (Excl). Section 001 The Plague in the Middle Ages. (Hughes)

Near Eastern Studies

APTIS 331. Introduction to Arab Culture and Language. (4). (Excl). (Rammuny)

HJCS 379/Judaic Studies 379. Jewish Civilization. (4). (SS). Sections 001-005. (Schramm)


389. History of Philosophy: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. (4). (HU). Sections 003 and 004 ONLY. (Loeb)


465. Senior Seminar. (2). (Excl). (BS).

496. Senior Thesis I. (2-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

497. Senior Thesis II. (2-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Political Science

414. The Politics of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. (3). (Excl). Section 001 ONLY. (Brandon)

418/WS 418. Women and the Political System. (3). (Excl).

423. Politics of the Metropolis. (3). (Excl). (Burns)

460. Problems in World Politics. (3). (Excl). (Huth)

464. Public International Law. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Ethical and Legal Issues in International Politics.

469. Politics of International Economic Relations. (3). (Excl).

481. Junior Honors Proseminar. (3). (Excl). (Campbell)


331. Laboratories in Biopsychology. (4). (Excl). (BS).
Section 001 ONLY. (Lee)

341. Superlab in Psychology as a Natural Science. (4). (NS). (BS). Section 001-003 ONLY. (P.Price)

351. Advanced Laboratory in Developmental Psychology. (3). (Excl). Section 001-003 ONLY. (Wellman)

372. Advanced Laboratory in Psychopathology. (3). (Excl).
Sections 004.
Section 005 Alcoholism and Other Behavior Disorders in Community Settings, I.

381/Soc. 472. Advanced Laboratory in Social Psychology. (3). (Excl). Sections 001 and 002 ONLY.

391. Advanced Laboratory in Personality. (3). (Excl).
Sections 001 and 002 ONLY.

442. Perception, Science, and Reality. (3). (NS). (BS).

570. The Psychological Study of Lives. (3). (Excl).


310/CAAS 335. Religion in the Afro-American Experience. (3). (HU). Section 001 ONLY. (Miles)

Residential College

Humanities 320. Advanced Narration. (4). (Excl). (Hecht)

Humanities 325, 326, 425, 426 Creative Writing Tutorials. Sections 001-004. (Hecht, Mikolowski, Balducci, Carrigan)

Humanities 452/Russian 452. Survey of Russian Literature. (3). (HU). (Schönle)

Social Science 360. Social Science Junior Seminar. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.
Section 003 International Grassroots Development: Perspectives from the Field.

Social Science 460. Social Science Senior Seminar. (4). (Excl).
Section 001 Research Project on RC Student Activities and Views.

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Russian 452/RC Hums. 452. Survey of Russian Literature. (3). (HU). (Schönle)


310. Introduction to Research Methods. (4). (Excl). (QR/1). Sections 001-003.

397. Junior Honors in Sociology. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 ONLY. (Rose)

472/Psych. 381. Advanced Laboratory in Social Psychology. (3). (Excl). Sections 001 and 002 ONLY.

Women's Studies

418/WS 418. Women and the Political System. (3). (Excl).

440. Issues and Controversies in the New Scholarship on Women.
Section 001- American Masculinities.


ONLY students in the LS&A/Engineering Joint Degree Program or 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.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Division 252)

481/CS 481. Software Engineering.

Technical Communication (Division 291)

492. Visual Communication. (Section 001).

498. Technical and Professional Writing for Industry, Government, and Business. (All sections).