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On November 29, the tenth annual Writing Program Outreach Committee’s letter exchange project...

The Writing Program is planning to hire one or more full-time lecturers for 2019-20 and beyond. Please visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01374 for more information. 

The Journalism Certificate Program's International Reporting course will begin Spring Quarter...

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After earning his Ph.D. in Modern European History from UC Santa Barbara in 2014, Brian returns...

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South Hall 3432

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UCSB Writing Program
South Hall
University of California
Santa Barbara CA 93106-3010


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.

Awarded the Conference on College Composition and Communication Writing Program Certificate of Excellence