2017 Spring Term W-Course Options

Any of the w-courses offered in the philosophy department will fulfill the w-requirement for declared P&P majors – however – I prefer that declared majors do NOT enroll in PHIL 0012 (Concepts of Human Nature) or PHIL 0082 (Intro to Philosophical Problems) because I would like you get the more in-depth treatment of a topic which generally is found in courses numbered at or above 0100.

If you want to enroll in one of the writing seminars in political science, you need to go to the political science department to obtain a permission number. Please note that the w-courses in the political science department are called “capstone” seminars and they will NOT count for the capstone requirement in the P&P major. In other words, the term “capstone” means something different for P&P majors than it does for political science majors.

Here are some suggestions for w-courses outside of political science and philosophy that you can substitute for w-courses in the P&P major for the 2017 Spring Term (2174); please note that there may be multiple sections of these courses, not all of which are writing intensive, so you need to ensure that the course you are selecting is designated as a w-course:

ANTH 1750 - Undergraduate Seminar (ONLY the section called "Anthropology & Development" taught by Philip Kao)
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

COMMRC 1116 - Rhetoric of American Counterculture
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

COMMRC 1143 - Knowledge, Power, and Descir
Can be used for a "political science" OR "philosophy" w-requirement

COMMRC 1160 - Visual Rhetoric
Can be used for a "political science" OR "philosophy" w-requirement

ECON 1700 - Prosem Methodology of Economics (EITHER section taught by Fatma El-Hamidi)
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ENGCMP 0410 - Writing in the Legal Professions
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ENGCMP 0420 - Writing for the Public
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ENGCMP 0515 - Persuasive Writing for Advertising and Fundraising
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ENGCMP 1103 - Public Relations Writing
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ENGCMP 1400 - Grant and Proposal Writing
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ENGCMP 1552 - The Uses of Literacy
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

GSWS 0100 - Intro to Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Can be used for a "political science" OR "philosophy" w-requirement

GSWS 0500 - Intro to Feminist Theory
Can be used for a "political science" OR "philosophy" w-requirement

SOC 0150 - Social Theory
Can be used for a "political science" OR "philosophy" w-requirement

SOC 1448 - Working Women
Can be used for a "political science" OR "philosophy" w-requirement

URBNST 1500 - Urban Research Seminar (BOTH sections)
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

If you are interested in enrolling in any of these, make certain to review the course requisites and obtain a permission number if appropriate. Similarly, you may need to obtain a permission number if a course requires department consent, as you need to do in order to enroll in any political science capstone (w-course) seminar.

Finally, as with any course substitution, please contact David Hornyak if there are any not on this list you would like to propose.