M-Course FAQs

The M-Course Form details the course requirements for Writing in the Major [M] status. It will need to be filled out completely and submitted in order for your course to be considered for [M] status.

Course proposals seeking an M-Course designation go first to the Catalog Subcommittee. The Catalog Subcommittee will dispatch course proposals to the correct reviewer for M-Course approval. You can access a form for submitting your M-Course on the curriculum change website.

An M-Course can be two or three credits. Two-credit courses must have at least 60% of the course grade based on writing assignments, and three-credit courses must have at least 30% of the course grade based on writing assignments.

Yes; because M-Courses are designed around writing in the major, and major-specific writing begins at the 300 level, M-Courses must be 300 level or above.

Yes! Our resource page is a good place to start looking for helpful information, and Writing Program Director Lisa Johnson-Shull (lisaj@wsu.edu) can be contacted for further help.