Writing Studies Clusters
The department offers four clusters, all of which are in the humanities academic division.
All courses in this cluster involve some focus on how language works at the sentence, clause, or phrase level and relates that knowledge to the discourse goals of the text as a whole.
This cluster focuses on how composition choices and their effects depend not only on audience and purpose, but also—in critical ways—on the mode of communication.
This cluster focuses on communication as an act that both interacts with and serves the larger community.
This cluster draws on theory and research in writing studies to help students understand different disciplinary practices around writing, speaking, and argument. It offers a preview of the minor and of writing studies as a field.