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Teaching of Writing in the Disciplines

The University of Pittsburgh was one of the first in the nation to recognize and promote the value of writing in the undergraduate curriculum. Over the last three decades, it has cultivated a conception of writing as a powerful mode of thought, a way for students to participate actively in the intellectual work of higher education.

Since the 1980s, the School of Arts and Sciences at Pitt has offered writing-intensive courses in every academic major. Learn More »

Writing a Course Proposal

Across the School of Arts and Sciences, faculty members design and teach W-courses that integrate writing thoroughly into the semester’s learning experiences. Interested faculty may propose a new writing-intensive course, or seek the W designation for an existing course.
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526 Cathedral of Learning
Department of English
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Contact Person:

Dr. Beth Matway,
Chair College Writing Board
ebm12@pitt.edu