2018 Fall 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 2018 Fall Term (2191); 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 1447 - Language, Culture, and Society
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ANTH 1750 - Undergraduate Seminar (Politics of Black Masculinity)
Can be used for a "political science" OR "philosophy" w-requirement

ANTH 1750 - Undergraduate Seminar (Politics in Prehistory)
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ANTH 1750 - Undergraduate Seminar (Health and the Body in Pittsburgh)
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ANTH 1750 - Anthropology of Food
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

COMMRC 1112 - Theories of Rhetoric
Can be used for a "philosophy" w-requirement

COMMRC 1123 - Rhetorical Criticism
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ECON 1700 - Prosem Methodology of Economics (Property Rights, Environment, and Social Justice)
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ECON 1700 - Prosem Methodology of Economics (Income Inequality)
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ECON 1710 - Prosem International Economics (Understanding the World's Poor)
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
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ENGCMP 0550 - Topics in Public/Professional Writing in a Global Context
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ENGCMP 0560 - Writing Arguments
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ENGCMP 0610 - Composing Digital Media
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ENGCMP 0641 - Writing for Change
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

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

ENGCMP 1112 - Professional Uses of Social Media
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ENGCMP 1104 - Corporate Storytelling
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

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

ENGFLM 1390 - Contemporary Film
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ENGFLM 1485 - Film and Politics
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

LING 1235 - Language, Gender, and Society
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 0444 - Urban Sociology
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

SOC 1319 - Immigration
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

SOC 1445 - Sociology and the Environment
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.