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First-Year Writing

All first-year students, except those in the university's Honors Program, take at least two first-year writing courses offered by the Depart​ment of Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse (WRD)​. Some students begin with WRD 102, which prepares students for college writing. All students take WRD 103, a course about the forms, methods, expectations, and conventions of writing at the university level, and WRD 104, a course about conducting academic research and writing papers that make defensible arguments and incorporate material from a variety of sources.

Students in the Honors Program take HON 100 Rhetoric and Critical Inquiry.