V. Advanced Communication Skills (6-9 Hours)

Writing in the Disciplines (W)

Six semester hours, including at least three semester hours in the major. These courses are spread throughout the curriculum and are indicated with a (W) after the course title.  These courses assume that students have already developed the basic grammatical and compositional skills needed to write college-level English, and they build on these skills to develop writing strategies appropriate to the discipline of the department offering the course.

Oral Communication (O)

At least one course designated as an oral communication course.  These courses are spread throughout the curriculum and are indicated with an (O) after the course title.  If a course is designated as both a writing in the discipline course (W) and an oral communication course (O), a student may apply that course to both requirements.

Foreign Languages

There are no foreign language requirements associated with the General Education Program.  Requirements related to foreign languages are determined at the college or department levels.  The specific foreign language requirements for each major are listed under each college’s or department’s section in the Catalog