LSA Writing Requirements

LSA requires all of its students to complete the First-Year Writing Requirement and the Upper-Level Writing Requirement with a minimum grade of C- in each course. The Gayle Morris Sweetland Center for Writing administers these writing requirements and approves all First-Year and Upper-Level Writing Requirement courses.

These courses aim to enhance students’ critical thinking and writing skills to prepare them for writing in both their undergraduate years and future educational and professional work.

All Writing Requirement courses offered for a particular term can be found in the LSA Course Guide by using the “Skills Req” drop-down menu and selecting “First-Year Writing (FYWR)” or “Upper-Level Writing (ULWR)”.


First-Year Writing Requirement (FYWR)

The goal of the First-Year Writing Requirement is to prepare students to write in diverse academic contexts.

Upper-Level Writing Requirement (ULWR)

The goal of the Upper-Level Writing Requirement is to teach students to recognize and practice the range of writing activities and forms typical of academic and professional contexts.

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