About FW

The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa has a one-semester Foundations-Written Communication (FW) requirement as part of its General Education Core. The requirement is designed to introduce students to academic writing at the college level and to help them develop effective written communication skills that can be used in both college and in the professional world. Undergraduates fulfill this requirement by earning credit for one of four first-year writing courses:

  • English 100 - Composition I
  • English 100A - Composition I (Honors)
  • English 190 - Composition I for Transfer Students
  • English Language Institute 100 - Expository Writing: A Guided Approach (for non-native speakers of English)