The Writing and Rhetoric Program teaches students to write effectively in academic, professional and community contexts. In our courses, students learn to read actively and reflectively, to think critically, to compose written texts with attention to specific rhetorical contexts and to understand these processes as interdependent activities.
Students learn to plan, draft, and revise with a specific purpose and audience in mind. Working both collaboratively and individually, students learn to write for both traditional print and digital audiences. In our multicultural context in Miami, our courses encourage students to draw on language diversity in their writing and research, with language and multilingualism often a focus of discussion and of course materials.
The Writing and Rhetoric Program serves over 4,000 students each semester, with courses in face-to-face, fully online and hybrid settings. The program offers:
- A strong writing foundation in first-year writing, including specific support for multilingual student writers
- Upper-division courses, including the Certificate in Professional and Public Writing, providing instruction in academic and professional writing in traditional, digital, and multimedia formats
- Graduate instruction including Grant-Writing, Alternative Rhetorics and Teaching Composition