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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

An alternative search method is available via the "Browse Course" link from the student registration page. Use "advanced search" and "distribution requirements" to search for writing courses.