Composition Requirement

Every student must satisfy the composition requirement before entering the sophomore year. A student may fulfill the requirement only by taking a course designated as doing so. Such courses will be listed under the writing program and numbered 101 - e.g., each section, whatever the thematic topic, will be designated WRI 101.

The second semester (151W) in the humanities sequence is an exception; the first two semesters, taken together, also satisfy the composition requirement. With the exception of the multi-semester humanities program, no writing course fulfills any distribution requirement, only the composition requirement.

A student leaving the humanities program after one semester does not receive composition credit. Please visit the Writing Program for further information.

The composition requirement may be fulfilled only by a course taken at Davidson, not by a credit from AP, IB, or joint high school/college enrollment.