Writing Program Course Catalog

The Spring 2016 Writing Program catalog can be viewed in two ways.

1. Click here to view an interactive version of the Writing Program catalog. Click on Schedule to view the class times with the topics.

In this version of the catalog, students can sort Writing Program classes by category, topic, level, or time. Students can also search this catalog for keywords or topics with open seats.

2. Visit the Student Link.

You may also view class times and topics by going to the  University Class Schedule on the Student Link and searching by the college CAS and the department WR. Click on the Class Topic to view a full topic description and a list of the times the topic is being offered.

Lists of  WR-100 equivalent courses and WR-150 equivalent courses offered by other departments are available under Curriculum on the Writing Program website.  To view topic descriptions for equivalent courses, please visit the website of the department offering the course.

Over-enrollment Policy

The Writing Program does not permit students to over-enroll in WR classes because maintaining a smaller class size is essential for seminar-style writing courses.

If you have an extenuating circumstance that makes it necessary for you to register for a WR course that is full, you may submit an over-enrollment petition to the Writing Program by emailing the following information to writing@bu.edu: your name, your BU ID number, the section number of the full class you hope to add, and a brief description of the extenuating circumstance that requires you to take that particular section in the current semester. Interest in a particular topic is not considered an extenuating circumstance.

Both the director of the Writing Program and the instructor of the WR section must approve your request before you are permitted to over-enroll. If your petition is approved, the Writing Program will register you for the section.

Book a Tutoring Appointment

Tutors are available for all CAS WR classes. Appointments can be booked online.

At the writing center
Tutoring in the dorms

Transfer Credit

How to apply to have your external classes accepted toward your writing requirements at Boston University.

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Spring 2016 Catalog

The Writing Program's Spring 2016 catalog is now available.
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