WRIT Designated Courses

The Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences offers many courses that develop students' written and oral communication skills, including writing-designated (WRIT) courses that satisfy Brown's writing requirement.  We welcome students from across the university to take these courses, noting that a few of them have prerequisites.  WRIT-designated courses offered by the department include:

GEOL 0030, Climate and Climate Change
GEOL 0160F, Patterns in Nature and Society
GEOL 0160G, Energy Resources
GEOL 0160I, Monsters of the Abyss
GEOL 0240, Evolution of a Habitable Planet
GEOL 1130, Ocean Biogeochemical Cycles
GEOL 1150, Limnology
GEOL 1240, Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
GEOL 1350, Weather and Climate
GEOL 1450, Structural Geology
GEOL 1615, The Environmental Policy Process

For concentrators, the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences offers many courses to develop written communication skills, including writing-designated (WRIT) courses that satisfy Brown's writing requirement.  We advise students to take at least one, and preferably many of these courses.  Concentrations in the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences do not allow submissions of written work to be used in place of WRIT courses.  Brown requires all undergraduates to complete at least one WRIT course by the end of their 4th semester, and a second WRIT course during their 5th-7th semesters. WRIT-designated courses intended for our concentrators are:  

GEOL 0240 Evolution of a Habitable Planet
GEOL 1130, Ocean Biogeochemical Cycles
GEOL 1150, Limnology
GEOL 1240, Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
GEOL 1350, Weather and Climate
GEOL 1450, Structural Geology
GEOL 1615, The Environmental Policy Process