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The Undergraduate Writing Program

The Undergraduate Writing Program

Director of the Undergraduate Writing Program: Dr. Nicole B. Wallack, 310 Philosophy; 854-3886

Associate Director of the Undergraduate Writing Program: Dr. Aaron Ritzenberg; 310 Philosophy; 854-3886

Undergraduate Writing Program Office: 310 Philosophy; 854-3886;

ENGL CC/GS1010: University Writing is designed to help undergraduates read and write essays in order to participate in the academic conversations that form Columbia's intellectual community. The course gives special attention to the practices of close reading, rhetorical analysis, research, collaboration, and substantive revision. By writing multiple drafts of essays typically ranging from three to ten pages, students will learn that writing is a process of forming and refining their ideas and their prose. Rather than approaching writing as an innate talent, the course teaches writing as a unique skill that can be practiced and developed.

Courses of Instruction

ENGL CC/GS1010: University Writing (3 points) is taught in both general and theme-specific sections under the following course headings:

For further information on course requirements in general:

CC and SEAS students: Center for Student Advising, 403 Lerner Hall

GS students should see their advisor.