The Composition Program teaches first-year writing courses that satisfy the University’s general education writing skills requirement.

Composition helps prepare students for the advanced academic writing practices they will be asked to perform as undergraduates. Our courses also investigate the broader contexts of public and professional communication in which our students participate, from informal text messages and status updates to emails to professors and application letters for internships.


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The Composition Program is comprised of the ENG 101, 102, and 201 courses, although there are strong connections between those courses and our other English offerings, such as ENG 202 Technical Writing and ENG 393 Writing Non-Fiction Prose.


Our instructors aim to develop analytical and expressive skills that will help their students succeed in college and prepare for future roles as a member of multiple communities—civic, social and professional.