Joanne Cheung writes a paper for Writing 3.
• Writing—the process by which students discover, refine, and communicate their ideas—forms the core of a liberal arts education.
• Writing and rhetoric are best taught when student work is itself studied and discussed in the classroom.
• At its best, a liberal arts education includes writing instruction at all levels and across the disciplines. The teaching of writing is therefore the shared responsibility of the Arts & Sciences faculty.
• Because effective communication takes several forms in addition to writing—spoken, visual, and multi-modal—students should develop a variety of composing practices and literacies.
The Writing and Rhetoric Program comprises the curricular component of the Institute. The Writing and Rhetoric Program focuses on the first-year writing courses. In these courses, we strengthen students' awareness of how to use writing to sharpen analytical skills. We also initiate first-year students into the modes of college-level thinking, research, and presentation. Furthermore, we provide guidance, development, support, and interaction for the faculty teaching the first-year courses.
The Writing and Rhetoric Program is the largest program in Arts & Sciences at Dartmouth. We offer over 150 sections of Writing 2-3, Writing 5, and First-Year Seminars. We are the only program at Dartmouth comprising faculty from all departments. We also offer upper-level writing courses: Writing with Media, Composition Theory and Practice, Writing in the Workplace, Argument in Context: Theory and Practice, Writing and Speaking Public Policy, The Art of Science Writing, and The Written Judicial Opinion. Our Speech faculty offer courses in Public Speaking, Argumentation in Speech and Writing, Persuasive Public Speaking, Intercultural Communication, Speechwriting, Rhetoric of Social Justice, Legal Rhetoric, and Resistance to Influence: Inoculation Theory-Based Persuasion.
Please feel free to contact us by email at Writing.Program@Dartmouth.edu or by phone at (603) 646-WRIT. Our program office is in 204 Baker Library. Our fax number is 603-646-9747.
Last Updated: 5/16/13