Graduate Program

Graduate Courses in the Writing Program

While there is no standalone graduate program, the Writing Program does offer graduate writing courses. These courses offer students opportunities to develop their acumen as writers and teachers of writing.

In Writing 251 (Academic Research Writing), advanced graduate students work with their existing research to compose academic publications and writing for non-academic audiences. Students interested in this course must consult with the professor before registering for additional information about the course and an add code.

Graduate students hired to teach in the Writing Program are required to take Writing 501 (Theory and Practice of Academic Writing Instruction). This course may also be taken by other students who would like to learn more about the theory and practice of academic writing with the consent of the instructor. Again, contact the faculty member teaching the course before registering for an add code.

Graduate students may also enroll in Writing 252 (Teaching Technical Writing), which is an introduction to technical communication as well as an introduction to teaching technical communication.

The Writing Program also offers a Ph.D. Emphasis in Writing Studies. Courses from several departments partially fulfill the requirements for the emphasis. 

Director of the Emphasis

Professor Karen Lunsford

Location

1521 South Hall

Advising Hours

By Appointment

Contact Info

klunsford@writing.ucsb.edu

*Please refer here for questions regarding TA positions.