Advanced Writing in the Disciplines (AWD) is a graduation requirement for all Northeastern undergraduates. In fact, it is the one course that all Northeastern graduates take, making it a cornerstone of a Husky education.
We’re committed to the same goals and policies as the Writing Program, though what makes AWD unique is its focus on advanced, discipline-centered writing.
Indeed, you’ll notice that most of our classes are discipline-specific, though we also offer an interdisciplinary AWD course (ENGW 3315) for students who are interested in collaborative work across multiple disciplines. We also offer an interdisciplinary AWD course focused on the environment, ENGW3303, which is open to all students who plan to work in environmental fields across many disciplines.
Below, you’ll find a list of our course disciplines, general registration requirements, and links to the full course catalog descriptions.
I hope you enjoy learning more about our courses; I welcome your questions and thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cecelia A. Musselman
Director, Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
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