Second-Stage Writing Requirement

Students majoring in Religious Studies will satisfy the second-stage college-wide writing requirement by demonstrating advanced writing proficiency in the RELS 250 course, which is offered every Spring semester and should be taken by all RELS majors by the Spring of their Junior year. One assignment in the course will be assessed according to a departmental writing rubric.

In the rare instance that a student does not take RELS 250 by their Junior year, they must submit an equivalent paper that will be assessed using the department’s advanced writing proficiency rubric.  

Students who do not meet the minimum writing proficiency at this stage will, at the discretion of the Chair, be expected to submit another equivalent essay for review or take WRD 201.