undergraduate section



For undergraduates, we offer several courses that fulfill the first-year composition requirement and a wide array of intermediate and advanced courses for those seeking to develop their writing, work toward careers as teachers, or prepare for graduate school. 

Students can also pursue our Major or Certificate in Public and Professional Writing, which includes courses for those who are interested in advocacy and activism or those who expect to write extensively as professionals in law, medicine, communication, the sciences, social work, public policy, international relations, business, or other fields.

Curious about What a Composition Class Looks Like?

Need one more "W" class and not sure which one to take? Watch this course trailer to hear three students and three faculty members talk about their experiences with ENGCMP1552: Language, Literacy and Learning (formerly Uses of Literacy). Most composition courses share a lot with this one in terms of atmosphere. They're all small classes where students - and student writing - receive a lot of individualized attention.