University Writing Program

Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for courses in the University Writing Program. All first year students at Notre Dame are required to take a one semester First Year Composition course, which introduces them to principles of academic discourse and ethical argumentation. Additionally, the University of Notre Dame Writing Program's Writing Center aims to create a culture of writing on the Notre Dame campus by working with student writers in intensive, one-on-one tutoring sessions.

Rhetoric

University Writing Program

University of Notre Dame

205 Coleman-Morse Center

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

For more information, visit the University Writing Program's  website.

Frontispiece of a 1720 edition of the Institutio Oratoria, showing Quintilan teaching rhetorics, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

About the University Writing Program

As part of the University Writing Program, all first year students at Notre Dame are required to take a one semester Writing and Rhetoric course, which introduces them to principles of academic discourse and ethical argumentation. Students are taught how to frame a claim, conduct research, provide evidence, consider alternative views, and write in language appropriate to the intended audience. We teach these as necessary constituents of academic writing and as ethical practices—the foundations of responsible public discourse.

Additionally, the University Writing Program's Writing Center aims to create a culture of writing on the Notre Dame campus by working with student writers in intensive, one-on-one tutoring sessions.

Citation: Dame, @. o. N. (2010, September 10). University Writing Program. Retrieved April 17, 2014, from Notre Dame OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.nd.edu/first-year-composition.
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