Writing Pre-Summer 2012
University Writing (ENGL GS1010), required of all GS students in their first semester, facilitates students' entry into the intellectual life of Columbia by helping them to become more capable and independent academic readers and writers. With its small section size and emphasis on the writing process, revision, critical analysis, collaboration, and research, the course provides an occasion for students to develop academic habits and skills important to their success in future courses.
In planning their first semesters of study at Columbia, GS students should start by choosing a section of English GS1010 that fits their schedules.
Non-native English speakers must reach level 10 in the American Language Program prior to registering for English GS1010.
In exceptional cases, a student may be permitted to enroll in University Writing during their second semester of study at GS.