Writing and Rhetoric Program

The Writing and Rhetoric Program inspires critical and creative thinking about language, story, argument and intercultural communication. Our courses privilege a student-centered workshop approach that is inquiry-based.  

Beyond our own courses, the program oversees and supports second level writing-intensive courses (CW) offered within the disciplines. We also engage with any faculty interested in conversations about writing and the teaching of writing. In collaboration with the CTLR and other offices and programs, the Writing and Rhetoric Program hosts a variety of events for faculty that pertain to writing pedagogy and to issues of difference and community in education.

A vital component of the Writing and Rhetoric Program is the Writing Center and its hubs. Here, we find Peer Writing Tutors working with students across the curriculum on their writing. In addition, Writing and Rhetoric Program faculty and professional staff offer one on one tutorials in critical thinking and writing for all students.