About the Department
In July, 2014 the University Writing Program became the Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies, making it one of several high-profile institutions in the country to better identify its role locally and nationally. We now offer a growing major and minor while still offering essential writing courses to undergraduate and graduate students across campus. Our interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Writing and Rhetoric Studies is currently offered through three partnering departments; students take courses with us and complement their scholarly interest through the partnering department.
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Charissa Che, a third-year Ph.D. student in Writing and Rhetoric Studies is featured in the Humanities Newsletter.
We just released our latest newsletter with updated information and articles written by our students and staff.
Check out Westin Porter's article Uneasy Rider in City Weekly, July 27, 2016.
Shauna Edson named Digital Inclusion Fellow
Shauna Edson was named one of a small handful of national Digital Inclusion Fellows. The program is a partnership between Google and the Nonprofit Technology Network that focuses on increasing digital inclusion in cities where Google Fiber is providing Internet infrastructure. Shauna will work with the Salt Lake City Public Library to increase adult digital literacy.