III: Degree Requirements and Graduation Procedures, and the Academic
Requirements for the A.B., B.S., and B.G.S. Degrees
Composition: College Requirement
by the Gayle Morris Sweetland Writing Center,
the composition requirement consists of two parts.
I: Introductory Composition.
Placement into an appropriate writing course in LS&A is based
on student self-assessment. This voluntary placement system is
designed to allow students to select the course that will most
appropriately challenge them. Writing Workshop instructors are
available in 1139 Angell Hall to help students make this choice.
(Writing portfolios are no longer required of entering students.)
may fulfill the First-Year Writing Requirement in three ways:
may take the 2-credit Writing Practicum and then take an approved
may take any approved 4-credit course in the College (a list
is available at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/ecb/requirements/firstyearcourses.html);
who have taken approved courses elsewhere may use those courses
to satisfy the requirement (a list of currently approved courses
is available at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/swc/requirements/transfcourses.html).
Composition Requirement should be completed in the first year.
II: Upper-Level Writing Requirement. All LS&A students
must complete the Upper-Level Writing Requirement any time after
they have completed the First-Year Writing Requirement but preferably
in their junior year. To complete the requirement, students should
enroll in one of the approved advanced writing courses. A list
of approved courses for a particular term is available from the
Student Academic Affairs website (http://www.lsa.umich.edu/saa/)
and the Sweetland Writing Center web site (http://www.lsa.umich.edu/swc/requirements/advcourses.html).
A course approved to meet the requirement one term is not necessarily
approved in subsequent terms. The College strongly recommends
that the course be in the student's field of concentration or
area of academic interest. Students must modify the approved
course when registering. The course instructor must certify that
the student has met the requirement at the end of the term.
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