The Arts & Sciences Writing Program

Through its courses and tutorials, the Writing Program helps Boston University undergraduates acquire writing and communication skills and more general habits of mind essential both to their full participation in the intellectual life of the University and to their future personal, professional, and civic lives. All candidates for the BA are required to complete two semesters of instruction in academic reading, writing, and research. The standard way of satisfying this requirement is through the two-course sequence CAS WR 100 Writing Seminar and CAS WR 150 Writing and Research Seminar. In these courses, students hone their abilities to craft substantive and balanced arguments, to write clear and compelling prose, to read with comprehension and critical discernment, to conduct college-level research, and to converse about complex ideas with thoughtfulness and care.