Contact Professor Van Hillard, W-Courses Coordinator
The Davidson College faculty believes that a strong liberal arts education requires significant practice in critical thinking, writing, and discussion. Regardless of major or eventual career choice, Davidson College graduates should be able to express themselves logically and clearly. To this end, each first-year student must pass a course that gives sustained attention to writing and discussion. Such courses, taught by faculty members from across the college, reflect diverse topics -- but all share the objective of writing and discussion. Limited to 16 students, each writing course provides a small-group setting for focused study and critical discussion. Successfully completing a WRI 101 course (or HUM 151W) satisfies the College’s composition requirement. WRI courses do not satisfy distribution requirements (with the exception of the multi-term Humanities course.)
Students are permitted to enroll in only one WRI 101 section and may not take both a WRI course and the Humanities sequence.
Use the link here to find descriptions of WRI courses. A section designation appears in brackets after the number.