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Discipline Specific Writing

College graduates in all fields who face complex thinking assignments and critical communication tasks know that sound writing and reading skills form the basis of success in almost every profession. Because we see the importance of this idea, the College of Arts and Sciences has a concerted effort to give writing a more prominent role in the intellectual life of our students.

We are striving to accomplish this goal through our Discipline Specific Writing program, which is committed to helping Arts and Sciences faculty develop and teach writing intensive courses. These "W" courses concentrate on helping students communicate in the patterns of inquiry of each discipline and increase their competence in written expression.

Through DSW, we emphasize writing, especially informal writing, as a tool for students to learn course content and for faculty to accomplish course goals.

For more information, please visit the Discipline Specific Writing website.