2019 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 2019 Fall Term (2201). 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. Also, this list is accurate as of March 14, 2019; some of these courses may have been canceled since that date and no longer appear in PeopleSoft.

ANTH 1727 – Health and Environment in Pittsburgh
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

COMMRC 1103 – Rhetoric and Culture
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

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

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

COMMRC 1122 – Media Criticism
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

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

COMMRC 1161 – Communication Ethics
Can be used for a "political science" OR "philosophy" 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 0521 – Writing with Data
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ENGCMP 0550 – Topics in Public/Professional Writing
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 1099 – The Language of Policy and Power
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

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

ENGCMP 1111 – Professional Writing in Global Contexts
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ENGCMP 1270 – Projects in Black Rhetoric
Can be used for a "political science" OR "philosophy" w-requirement

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

ENGCMP 1401 – Writing for Fundraising and Development
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

ENGCMP 1551 – History & Politics of the English Language
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 GSWS
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

MUSIC 1320 – American Music
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

MUSIC 1398 – Women and Music Cross-Cultural Perspective
Can be used for a "political science" OR "philosophy" w-requirement

SOC 1445 – Society and Environment
Can be used for a "political science" w-requirement

SOC 1448 – Working Women
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.