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Graduate Certificate
recognizes sustained, advanced study in composition, literacy, pedagogy, and rhetoric. Read More >
Public and Professional Writing
allows students to develop their writing, learn professional genres, explore internships, and earn a certificate. Read More >
Advanced Undergraduate Courses
for undergraduates who want to prepare to teach or become better composers of traditional or digital media.  Read More >
First-Year Composition
helps undergraduates become more engaged, imaginative, and disciplined composers as they start their studies. Read More >
Doctoral Program
committed to inquiry in composition, pedagogy, literacy studies, rhetoric, and digital media.  Read More >

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Composition PhDs Moving on to New Jobs

Congratulations to Trisha Campbell, Jessica Isaac, and Peter Moe, who have defended their dissertations and are moving on to new jobs.
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News and Events

Digital Storytelling Series: Steph Ceraso and Steven Hammer

"Composing /with/ Noise" by Steven Hammer (St. Joseph's University) & "Sound Never Tasted So Good: Enlivening Multimodal Composition Learn More >

At the Feet of Rhetorica - Lecture by Debra Hawhee

Presented by the University of Pittsburgh Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America.

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International Students in English: Seniors Tell Their Stories

Jiaxu Ye (Nonfiction Writing), Minting Yu (Molecular Biology), Xichu Liu (Actuarial Mathematics), and Bridget Qiao Zhang (Marketing) Learn More >

Digital Showcase

Explore the range of ways in which English students are using digital media, celebrate current students' amazing work, and get ideas for Learn More >

A Conversation with Cheryl Ball

Join us for an informal presentation and Q&A about professionalizing and publishing. This event is open to all, and dinner will be Learn More >