First-Year Writing Seminar

Students are required to complete a first-year writing seminar during their first year of study in the School of Hotel Administration. Exceptions are for: (1) those students who scored a “5” on the Advanced Placement examination in English Literature and Composition or English Language and Composition, in which case the seminar is waived, and the 3 units will be credited to the student’s required core courses; and (2) transfer students who had substantial writing courses at their previous college or university, in which case they may receive transfer credit for the seminar. For more information on transfer credit and the first-year writing seminars, go to:

Note: First-year writing seminars may not be taken to fulfill the distribution requirements as the seminars do not provide the thorough understanding of the way of thinking and development of the various disciplines that the distribution requirement is designed to provide.