The "W" course serves as Cornell's introduction to writing at the college level. The course is required of all students who earn the B.A. degree, and they are directed to take the course in their first year at Cornell. The "W" courses are offered in many fields of study, including English, History, Sociology, and Russian, so that students can choose a field of particular interest. 

First-year Writing Courses

Please visit the First-year Program Website for more information and resources regarding first-year writing courses.