Writing Courses

About Writing Courses

Writing courses were implemented in Fall 2004 and are required for graduation as a part of the distribution requirement.

For professors wanting to know more about what makes a course a Writing course, please see the Provost's Office Guidelines on the subject.

How to Search for Writing Classes Being Offered

Open the Tri-College Course Guide and do the following: Choose the semester and Swarthmore, then in the "Keyword Search" block, enter exactly one of the following lines (including the comma and the space) for the entire list of that one division's Writing courses offered that term:

  • HU, W
  • NS, W
  • SS, W

To verify that the course is a Writing Course, click on the course number and open the box of supplementary information about the course. The distribution attributes are in the lower right of the box.

Writing Courses - Spring 2017 [pdf] 

Writing Courses - the list for all time [pdf]