6 Weeks / Credit Bearing

Writing Program

Orientation and move-in is on Saturday, July 1. Last day of classes is Friday, August 11.

Public Communications students must register for an additional course from the 2017 Liberal Arts & Sciences Course List. WRT 104, Introduction to College Level Writing, is often recommended as this second course.  This and other writing  courses are offered by the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition.

Students enrolled in Media Literacy, Popular Culture, & Democracy are required to take WRT 104 as their accompanying course.

*Students must be 15 years of age by the orientation and move-in date.

Program Costs:

*Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees in March.

  • Residential: $8,707
  • Commuter: $6,139

WRT 104, Introduction to College Level Writing

Writing 104 is an introduction to the kinds of writing that students will be expected to engage in at the university level. Broadly stated, the goal for the course is to foster growth in writers by engaging in collaborative strategies to understand and compose complex texts. The course will have a strong emphasis on analysis and reflection as a means of developing a range of writing. This course does not substitute for WRT 105.

WRT 104 students must select a second course from the 2017 Liberal Arts & Sciences course list.  Classes are typically 2 hours long, Mon. – Thurs..  Students typically select a course from 10am – Noon or 2 -4 p.m.

About the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
The department offers a minor and a major in writing and rhetoric, with courses in digital writing, professional writing, public writing, creative nonfiction, advanced argument, peer consulting, and various courses in rhetorical traditions like African American rhetorics, rhetoric and identity, and rhetoric and literacy. The department is also home to a nationally ranked Ph.D. Program in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric and a professionally staffed Writing Center.