• First-Year Writing

    The first-year writing requirement is generally fulfilled through enrollment in English 1110: Writing and Reading Texts.

    Students who receive Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) English composition credit or otherwise have significant critical writing experience have the option of registering for a writing-intensive First-Year Seminar (FYSEM) to fulfill the first-year writing requirement.

    All English 1110 classes and all writing-intensive FYSEMs give students a foundation in critical reading, thinking, and writing skills, and provide the guided experience to help students meet high writing standards.

    Additionally, English 1100 offers writing skills development focused on the particular needs of English Language Learners or International Students.

    If you are granted credit for a PSEO or College in the Schools (CIS) English composition course, this will generally satisfy your first-year writing requirement. However, you are encouraged to enroll in a writing-intensive FYSem to continue developing your college writing skills. If you have taken college courses through a PSEO program, you must have your transcript sent to Hamline to be evaluated for transferability.

  • News

    Save the date for the Hamline University Staff Association (HUSA) spring all-staff meeting on Wednesday, April 26 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Kay Fredericks Room at Klas Center. Lunch, fellowship, and door prizes to be had. Buffet starts at 11:30 a.m., enjoy Topper's and Izzy's Ice Cream, gluten-free and dairy-free pizza available.


    Faculty and staff are invited to a workshop on 3D printing on Tuesday, April 25 from 3-5 p.m. in Digital Media Arts Lab in Drew Residence Hall Room 10. The workshop provides an overview of 3D printing for beginners. Participants will learn how to design 3D objects on the computer, how 3D printers work, and how to print their designs. RSVPs are strongly encouraged. This workshop is capped at ten people.

    The Orientation and First-Year Programs Office is looking for campus colleagues for the Fall of 2017. This unique service to the university allows staff to engage and collaborate with faculty and students in order to help support the transition of our new student and get them connected to the campus community.