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First Year Writing

English 2 Alternatives

For Liberal Arts students seeking to fulfill the second half of the writing requirement, Philosophy 1 "Introduction to Philosophy" may be taken in place of English 2.

English 2 builds on the foundation laid in English 1. Accordingly, if a student wishes to count an English 2 alternative class towards the writing requirement, they must first take (or have exempted out of) English 1 (or English 3).

The following policies apply to all English 2 alternative courses:
  • English 2 alternative courses must be taken at Tufts and cannot be transferred from another college.
  • Students may not count the course as English 2 if taken before or at the same time as English 1 (or English 3).
  • Alternative courses used to fulfill the writing requirement must be taken for a letter grade, and may not be taken pass-fail.

Philosophy 1: Introduction to Philosophy
Philosophy 1 is offered in the fall and spring semesters. Students interested in taking Philosophy 1 should contact the Department of Philosophy directly. Note that students must register for this course during the "high demand" period.

Please note: Beginning in Spring 2014, Russian 75 "War Stories" (formerly Rus 91/92 "Special Topics: War Stories") no longer counts as an English 2 alternative course.