The Touchstone Core (ACAD 101, WRIT 101, HMXP 102, CRTW 201), collectively forms the basis of deeper
learning and academic progress. The courses in the Core will acquaint students with academic writing and critical
thinking and will build capacities that students will use throughout their university experience and their adult lives.
Beginning students should enroll in WRIT 101 during their first semester at Winthrop University and should
complete WRIT 101, HMXP 102, and CRTW 201 early in their academic careers. Students who do not pass these
courses with grades of C- or better by the time they have completed 75 earned hours will be limited to a maximum
course load of 12 hours per semester and will not be permitted to enroll in courses above 299 until they have satisfied these requirements.