Each student at Emory is required to take three Continuing Writing class in the disciplines. Below is the description of this general education requirement from the catalog.
The goal of writing-intensive courses is to improve writing skills through writing regularly in a context where mentors in the various communities of discourse encourage, guide, and communicate to students high standards of writing through instruction and example. Writing intensive classes focus not only on the product, but also on the process of writing. Writing is not an elective option but a central focus of the course.