Writing Intensive Courses
It is universally recognized that the ability to write clear, correct, and effective prose is an indispensable component of being an educated person. It is, therefore, entirely appropriate that Duquesne includes among its central objectives the development of the abilities to write clearly, correctly, and effectively.
Every graduating student must have completed a minimum of four Writing Intensive courses beyond the two-semester Core writing sequence. At least two of the courses must be taken in the student's major field. The other two courses may be taken in either the major field department or in the student's school or college. Writing Intensive courses are offered in every department at the 200 level and above and emphasize the principles and practices of writing unique to the respective field.