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Writing for academic, professional, and civic life
In the UCSB Writing Program, students study and practice writing in academic, civic, and professional contexts.
Undergraduate courses focus on study of and practice with writing expected by different audiences. Lower division courses help students develop foundational critical writing, reading, research, and analysis strategies.
Upper division courses concentrate on the study and practice of writing in specific academic, professional, and civic contexts as well as on the study of writing as an academic discipline.
The Program also offers a Professional Writing Minor and opportunities for undergraduates and graduates to conduct independent research with expert faculty.
The Writing Program supports graduate education with graduate-level classes, writing workshops, and courses focusing on writing theory and pedagogy. The Program also offers a Ph.D. emphasis in Writing Studies for students in select departments.
Updated: May 23, 2014 - 1:38pm
On Friday, May 30, the Writing Program will host a series of awards ceremonies and other events at Loma Pelona.
Dr. Chris Thaiss, Clark Kerr Presidential Chair (UC Davis), to present "Better Learning Through Better Feedback" - Friday, 5/30, 2pm
Updated: May 20, 2014 - 11:21am
Dr. Chris Thaiss will discuss providing better feedback and improving student learning on Friday, 5/30 at 2pm as part of the Writing Program's year end event.