Learn more about which undergraduate courses are currently labeled as Writing Intensive (WI) and which faculty members teach them.

Writing-Intensive Courses at WPI

As of June 2014, sections from 22 courses in 10 departments have received WI certification:  

Biology / Biotechnology
BB3521 Microscopy Lab (Vidali)
BB3520 Plant Physiology (Vidali)   

Biomedical Engineering 
BME2511 Intro Biomechanics and Biotrans (Billar and Page)
BME3505  Bone Biomechanics Laboratory (Billiar)
BME 3506 Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory (Billiar)    

Chemical Engineering
CHE2014 Advanced Chemical Processes (Kmiotek)   

Civil & Env Engineering
CE026 Materials of Construction (El-Korchi)
CE3070 Urban Environmental Planning (LePage)
CE4071 Land Use and Development (LePage)    

Humanities and Arts
HI3343 Topics in Asian History (Rudolph)
HI1322 Introduction to European Cultural History (Addison)
HI2316 American Foreign Policy  (Robertson)
HI1313 Intro Foreign Studies Am Foreign Relations (Robertson)
HU 1411 Intro American Studies (Cocola)    

Interdisciplinary Studies (crosslisted)
ID2050 Social Science Research   ALL SECTIONS    

Social Science and Policy Studies
GOV 1303 American Public Policy (Rissmiller)
STS2208 The Society-Technology Debate (Wilkes)   

Physics
PH2510 Atomic Force Microscopy (Burnham)

WI Faculty

W. A. Bland Addison, Jr.
Associate ProfessorHumanities & Arts
WI Courses: HI1322 Introduction to European Cultural History    

Kristen L. Billiar
Associate ProfessorBiomedical Engineering
WI Courses: BME2511 Intro Biomechanics and Biotrans, BME3505 Bone Biomechanics Laboratory, BME 3506 Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory  

Nancy A. Burnham
Associate ProfessorPhysics
WI Courses: PH2510 Atomic Force Microscopy    

Jim Cocola
Assistant ProfessorHumanities & Arts
WI Courses: HU 1411 Intro American Studies   

Tahar El-Korchi
Professor & Department HeadCivil & Environmental Engineering
WI Courses: CE026 Materials of Construction  

Stephen James Kmiotek
Professor of PracticeChemical Engineering
WI Courses: CHE2014 Advanced Chemical Processes    

Suzanne LePage
InstructorCivil & Environmental Engineering
WI Courses: CE3070 Urban Environmental Planning, CE4071 Land Use and Development  

Raymond L. Page
Assistant ProfessorBiomedical Engineering
WI Courses: BME2511 Intro Biomechanics and Biotrans    

Kent J. Rissmiller
Associate Dean, Interdisciplinary & Global Studies Division
Associate ProfessorSocial Science & Policy Studies
WI Courses: GOV 1303 American Public Policy    

Tom Robertson
Associate ProfessorHumanities & Arts
WI Courses: HI2316 American Foreign Policy, HI1313 Intro Foreign Studies Am Foreign Relations   

Jennifer M. Rudolph
Associate ProfessorHumanities & Arts
WI Courses: HI3343 Topics in Asian History    

Luis Vidali
Assistant ProfessorBiology & Biotechnology
WI Courses: BB3521 Microscopy Lab, BB3520 Plant Physiology