The Department of Writing & Rhetoric Studies (formerly the University Writing Program) was created in 1984 to ensure that students understand the forms and processes used by successful college-level writers, and that they continue to mature as writers in undergraduate and post-college settings.
Our faculty administer the required expository writing courses and assist departments and preprofessional programs in developing writing instruction for degree candidates in their specific fields. We offer a range of carefully developed undergraduate writing classes ranging from general courses in academic writing at the first-year college level to seminars in discipline-based and professional writing and rhetoric for upper-division students.
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Environmental Writing in Capitol Reef National Park
SUMMER, 2014 May 28th to June 7th
Earn your CW&HF in a week WRTG 3420
click here for last year's trip
Excellence in Writing
The Annual Writing Award Ceremony was held Monday, April 21. The Ceremony recognizes students and instructors who have achieved an exemplary standard of university writing at the lower and upper-division levels.
Fellowships and Awards
Congratulations to graduate students-- Sarah Bell, Fiona Harris- Ramsby, Susan Sample, and Amy Williams-- who received national, university and departmental fellowships and awards for 2013-2014. For a description of their projects, click here.
Take a writing course fall semester.
Registration begins April 14, 2014.