The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
- The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric oversees writing instruction at Dartmouth, and administers Writing 2, 3 and 5, as well as the first-year seminars.
- The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric also offers upper-level courses in writing and rhetoric, including public speaking and speechwriting.
- During the first-year, all students must successfully complete WRIT 5 (or WRIT 2-3) unless they are exempted from WRIT 5, and all students must complete a first-year seminar (or HUM 1-2).
- Students exempted from WRIT 5 must take their first-year seminar in the fall, or may select HUM 1-2, a special two-term course for first-year students to fulfill their First-Year Seminar Requirement. HUM 1-2 is offered in fall and winter terms only, and students must complete both terms in order to satisfy the First-year Seminar Requirement.
- Students who will take WRIT 5 will be assigned either a fall or winter WRIT 5 section; the assigned term cannot be changed. Those who take WRIT 5 in the fall must take their first-year seminar in the winter. Those assigned WRIT 5 in the winter must take their first-year seminar in the spring.
- In 2011, students in fall WRIT 5 have the option to request enrollment in HUM 1-2 concurrently with fall WRIT 5. Students who wish to request this must e-mail the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric (Writing.Program@Dartmouth.edu) for instructions on the application process.
- Students placed into WRIT 2-3 will take WRIT 2 in the fall, WRIT 3 in the winter, and will complete the first-year seminar in the spring.
Courses for the Interested First-Year Student
- WRIT 2-3 (fall-winter sequence, based on placement)
- WRIT 5 (fall or winter, based on placement)
- First-year seminar (department courses numbered 7; fall, winter or spring)
- HUM 1-2
- WRIT 8: Writing with Media (WRIT 5 or equivalent in prerequisite)
- WRIT 10: Writing in the Workplace (WRIT 5 or equivalent is prerequisite)
- WRIT 41: Writing and Speaking Public Policy (PBPL 5 is prerequisite)
- SPEE 20: Public Speaking (fall, winter, spring)
- SPEE 25: Persuasive Public Speaking (fall)
- SPEE 30: Speechwriting (spring)
- The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric also includes peer-tutorial programs – RWIT (The Student Center for Reading, Writing, and Information Technology) and the Writing Assistance Program – that support students in their writing, research, and new media activities.
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