Off-Campus Courses That May Satisfy the Writing Requirement

Students wishing to satisfy the writing requirement through an off-campus course must always submit a signed approval form (PDF). Since the HSA department has no control over off-campus courses, it is possible that a previously approved course may fail to satisfy the requirement the next time that it is offered (or vice versa). Thus, to receive credit for the writing requirement, you must ascertain that the course meets the department’s criteria in the semester in which you take the course.

As an aid to finding courses off campus that satisfy the requirement, the department maintains a list of those courses which have previously received approval. Again, it is possible that a course listed here will not satisfy the writing requirement in every future semester in which it is offered. There are additional off-campus courses that would satisfy the requirement. To identify these, you must contact the relevant instructors and inquire about the amount of formal graded writing in the course. We offer this list a starting point for investigation. (Departmental courses listed on the Satisfying the Writing Requirement page as having significant writing are assured to satisfy the writing required whenever they are offered and do not require an approval form.)

If you have further questions about the writing requirement, please speak with your HSA advisor or the department’s advising coordinator, Professor Paul Steinberg.

Course Title
ANTH 3 (Pitzer)Language, Culture and SocietyClaudia Strauss
ANTH 02-01 (Scripps)Intro. Sociocultural AnthropologyLara Deeb
ANTH 067 (Pitzer)Monkeys, Apes, and HumansRaffaella Commitante
ANTH 117 (Pitzer)Language and PowerClaudia Strauss
ANTH 119 (Scripps)East Asia Connections and Global FutureSeo Young Park
ANTH 145 (Pomona)Cultural EcologyJennifer Perry
ANTH 158 (Pomona)Anthropology of SportsDru C. Gladney
ARHI 155 (Scripps)The History of Gardens: East and WestBruce A. Coats
ARHI 179 (Pomona)Modern ArchitectureGeorge L. Gorse
ART 170 (Pomona)Art History of the Early RenaissanceGeorge Gorse
ASAM 75 (Pitzer)Asian Americans and Queer ZinesTodd Honma
CHLT 115 (Pitzer)Gender, Race, and Class: Women of Color in the USMaria Gutierrez-Soldatenko
CHNT 164 (Pomona)Poetry & PoeticsSharon Han
CHST 184D (Scripps)Chicano Short fictionRita Alcala
CLAS 10 (Pomona)The Epic TraditionChristopher Chinn
CLAS 145 (Pitzer)Archaeology SeminarCaroline Sauvage
CLAS 161 (Pitzer)Greek Art and ArchaeologyCaroline Sauvage
DANC 110B (Scripps)Ballet IIRonnie Brosterman
DANC 135 (Pomona)Traditions of World DanceAnthony Shay
EA 10 (Pitzer)Introduction to Environmental AnalysisMelinda Herrold-Menzies
EA 098 (Pitzer)Urban EcologySusan Phillips
EA 110 (Pitzer)Agriculture and Environment ProtectionEvaggelos Vallianatos
ECON 145 (Pitzer)International EconomicsNyema Guanau
ECON 155 (Pomona)Law and EconomicsStephen Marks
ECU 103 (Pitzer)Proyecto Independiente de Investigacion (DISP)Sebastian Granada
ENG 067 (Pomona)Intro to Literary InterpretationArden Reed
ENG 074 (Pomona)British Novel, Behn to AustenAaron Kunin
ENG 110 (Pitzer)Novels on ScreenBhattacharya
ENG 185 (Scripps)Memoir: Creative Nonfiction WritingGayle Greene
ENGL 029 (Pitzer)Creative Writing for Non-MajorsFelicia Lemus
ENGL 067 (Pomona)Literary InterpretationAaron Kunin
ENGL 149 (Pomona)Korea’s IMF Crisis CinemaJoseph Jean
ENGL 154 (Pitzer)Novel on ScreenSumangala Bhattacharya
ENGL 156 (Pomona)Milton and Visual CultureAaron Kurin
ENGL 159 (Pomona)Jane AustenSarah Raff
ENGL 169 (Scripps)Contemporary American FictionJohn Peavoy
ENGL 185F (Scripps)Fiction Writing WorkshopAdam Novy
FGSS 026 (Scripps)Intro to Feminist/Gender/Sexuality StudiesMary Ann Davis
FPOL 007 (Pomona)Introduction to US Foreign PolicyDavid Elliot
FREN 160 (Scripps)Hugo, Women and French RevolutionFrance Lemaine
GOV 095 (CMC)Legal Studies: Intro to LawRalph Rossum
GOV 144B (CMC)Comparing Social MovementsAseema Sinha
GOV 145 (CMC)East Asian Government and CapitalismMyung-koo Kang
GOVT 151 (CMC)US, Israel, and the ArabsEdward Haley
GOVT 176 (CMC)American Constitutional HistoryCharles Lofgren
GWS 188 (Scripps)Advanced Topics in Queer StudiesChris Guzaitis
HIST 056 (CMC)Middle East: Ottomans to PresentHeather Ferguson
HIST 90 (CMC)Making a living in Early AmericaNiklas Frykman
HIST 100J (Pomona)State & Citizen in Modern JapanYamashita
HIST 104 (CMC)Late Antiquity & the Early Middle AgesShane Rjornlie
HIST 107 (CMC)Ancient and Medieval HistoriansShane Bjornlie
HIST 126 (Pitzer & CMC)American Constitutional HistoryCharles Lofgren
HIST 132 (Pitzer)Marx in ContextAndre Wakefield
HIST 138 (Pomona)Sex, Drugs, and Revolution: The Global SixtiesSilverman/LeMelle
HIST 143 (Scripps)Cuba & NicaraguaCindy Forster
HIST 159SC (Scripps)Gender and Masculinity in the European EnlightenmentFarid Azfar
HIST 162C (CMC)China: Warning States to Unified EmpireArthur Rosenbaum
HIST 165.1 (Pomona)Twentieth Century ChinaAngelina Chin
HIST 173.1 (Pomona)The French RevolutionGary Kates
HIST 174 (Pomona)The Russian RevolutionPey-yi Chu
HIST 175 (CMC)Women and Politics in AmericaDiana Selig
HST 2032F (U of Cape TownSouthern Africa to 1900Nigel Penn
JAPT 176 (Pomona)Time and Space in Modern JapanKyoko Koata
LGCS 105 (Pomona)SyntaxMeredith Landman
LIT 038 (CMC)Fiction WritingKevin Moffett
LIT 063 (CMC)ChaucerEllen Rentz
LIT 104 (CMC)Tragedies of SophoclesJohn Farrell
LIT 107 (HMC)Short Fiction workshopDavid Wirthlin
LIT 110 (CMC)Age of ChivalryEllen Rentz
LIT 145 (CMC)Oscar Wilde Lit.Keri Walsh
MS 049 (Pomona)Introduction to Media StudiesTom Connelly
MS 50 (Pomona)Language of FilmAndrew Long
MUS 55 (Pomona)7 Musical Wonders of the Western WorldEric Lindholm
MUS 104 (HMC/Scripps)Music since 1900Bill Alves
MUS 104 (Scripps)Music Since 1900Bill Alves
MUS 118 (Scripps)Music in the United StatesCharles Kamm
PHIL 007 (Pitzer)Introduction to PhilosophyBrian Keeley
PHIL 031 (Pomona)Ethical Theory: Ancient-Early ModernJulie Tannenbaum
PHIL 038 (Pomona)BioethicsDavis
PHIL 040 (Pomona)Ancient PhilosophyRichard McKirahan
PHIL 43 (Pitzer)Continental ThoughtDane Sawyer
PHIL 49 (Pomona)Science and ValuesAnn Davis
PHIL 100A (CMC)Classical PhilosophySusan Obdrzalek
PHIL 104 (Pitzer)Philosophy of ScienceBrian Keeley
PHIL 125 (Scripps)Introduction to Classical Chinese PhilosophyJohn Ramsey
PHIL 135 (CMC)Philosophy of MindAmy Kind
PHIL 150 (Scripps)Philosophy of FeminismSusan Castegnetto
PHIL 158 (CMC)Ethical TheoryAndrew Schroeder
POL 111 (Scripps)Politics and Markets – Latin AmericaSteven Samford
POLST (Pitzer)The Rise of BrazilWilliam Barndt
POST 10B (Pitzer)Introduction to Political Studies: Comparative and Global PoliticsGeoff Herrera and Migel Boyle
POST 50 (Pitzer)Introduction to Political PhilosophySharon Snowiss
POST 133 (Pitzer)Film, Politics, and the Cold WayAdrian Pantoja
POST 158 (Pitzer)Supreme Court/ConstitutionRobert Garrow
POST179a International Relations Rezai
PPA 01 (Pomona)Intro to Public Policy AnalysisAnn Quinley
PSYC 029 (Scripps)Social NeuroscienceMichael Spezio
PSYC 96 (CMC)NeuropsychologyCathy Reed
PSYC 135 (CMC)Controversies in Cognitive NeuroscienceCatherine Reed
PSYC 168 (Scripps)Social PsychologyJennifer Ma
RLST 21 (CMC)Jewish CivilizationsGary Gilbert
RLST 100 (Pomona)Worlds of buddhismSok-Keng-Lilian Z. Ng
RLST 171 (CMC)Religion and FilmGaston Espinosa
RLST 137 (CMC)Jewish-Christian RelationsGary Gilbert
RUST 176 (Pomona)Moscow-BerlinAnne Dwyer
SOC 001 (Pitzer)Sociology and Its View of the WorldPhil Zuckerman or Erich Steinman
SOC 179B (HMC)Sociology through EthnographyKim Babon
SPAN 101 (Scripps)Spanish LiteratureCesar Lopez
THEA 02 (Pomona)The Dramatic ImaginationJames Taylor
THEA 170 (Pomona)Writing for the StageArt Horowitz