WSU Composition Program

Composition Studies

Welcome to the Composition Program at WSU.  The WSU Composition Program endeavors to prepare students for composing a variety of texts that will support their undergraduate careers as well as their lifelong participation in various communities.  Courses supporting this work are offered at every undergraduate level and are guided by the WSU Learning Goals for the Baccalaureate Degree as well as goals outlined by various professional organizations including the National Conference for Teachers of English and the Council of Writing Program Administrators.  The Composition Program also is responsible for the preparation of WSU’s Composition teachers.

If you have questions about working with writers whose native language is not English, click on ESL resources or contact our ESL coordinator, Nancy Bell.

Whether you are a current or prospective WSU student, a teacher, or a visitor wanting to know more about the WSU Composition Program, we hope you will find the resources you are looking for at this site.  If you have suggestions for improvements or additions to the site, please email Dr. Patricia Freitag Ericsson the Director of Composition.

Courses

100: Introductory College Composition

Prereq writing placement exam. Designed to introduce students to writing and reading in the university.

English 101: College Composition

Designed to develop students' academic writing, critical thinking, rhetorical strategies, reading and library skills. 

English 102: Writing Tutorial 

Student-centered group tutorial focusing on writing improvement usually connected to the Engl 101 course.

English 104: Introductory Composition for Multilingual Writers

Designed to introduce non-native speakers of English to writing and reading in the university.

English 105: College Composition for Multilingual Writers 

Designed to develop academic writing, critical thinking, reading, library skills, and rhetorical strategies for non-native speakers of English.

English 107: Writing Tutorial for ESL students

Student-centered group tutorial focusing on writing improvement usually connected to the Engl 101 105 course.

English 201: Writing and Research 

Designed to develop students' researching skills for writing across the disciplines.


English 301: Writing and Rhetorical Conventions 

Designed to provide students with advanced practice in and study of style, argument, and other discourse conventions.


English 402: Technical and Professional Writing 

Research writing: defining, proposing, reporting progress; presenting a final product; other professional writing needs.

English 403: Technical and Professional Writing ESL 

Research writing: defining, proposing, reporting progress; presenting a final product; other professional writing needs for non-native speakers of English.

 

Professional Development
in Composition

Portfolios: Pedagogies, Practices, and Possibilities
(Fall Schedule)


Aug. 21: Intro to PDC

Aug. 28: Libraries

Sept. 4: Nedra Reynolds

Sept. 11: CLASP - Dr. Paul Mencke

Sept. 18: Portfolio Brainstorming

Sept. 25: Research Writing (EGO)

Oct. 2: Mental Health First Aid (CFC)

Oct. 9: OEO

Oct. 16: Dr. Kathleen Blake Yancey

Oct. 23: CLASP

Oct. 29: Brainstorm Redux

Nov. 6: EGO

Nov. 13: Queer Issues in the Writing Classroom

Nov. 20: CLASP

PDC Homepage

 

Department of English Contact:
Main Office: Avery 202
509-335-2581
Fax: 509-335-2582
PO Box 645020
Pullman, WA 99164-5020

 

 

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