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Writing Studies is a field built on interdisciplinary research that focuses on how literacy functions, how technologies and media shape communications, how creativity, identities, and knowledge are managed, and how writing offers access to the infrastructures of social and political power.                                                                                                                                                    

The writing studies minor enhances students’ understanding of the theoretical, interdisciplinary, creative, and professional aspects of writing. By using the writing process to strengthen ideas, students develop strategies for participating in research, policy-making, professional communication, and creative expression. Furthermore, the writing minor fosters respect for language, for the contributions of peers, and for the embodied and intellectual value of effective communication.

We are family with the Karen Merritt Writing Program