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Department of Writing & Rhetoric Studies

Writing 1010 and 2010 need to be taken within the first three semesters at the U, and before students enroll in their upper-division CW writing courses.


"Rhetoric is rooted in an essential function of language itself, a function that is wholly realistic and continually born anew: the use of language as a symbolic means of inducing cooperation in beings that by nature respond to symbols."

-Kenneth Burke

Writing Studies Scholarship


Summer Registration

Summer schedule (times and days)

Get Gen-Ed credit and Writing credit!

WRTG 3011 Writing in the Arts & Humanities CW
WRTG 3012 Writing in the Social Sciences CW
WRTG 3014 Scientific Writing CW
WRTG 3015 Professional & Technical Writing CW
WRTG 3016 Business Writing CW
WRTG 3510 Grammar & Stylistics for Academic Writing CW This course is offered the first half of summer semester.
This course is offered the first half of summer semester.
WRTG 4050 Writing and Cultural Rhetoric/Mormon Rhetoric DV This course is offered the second half of summer semester.

Fall Registration

Fall Schedule (times and days)

WRTG 3011 Arts and Humanities
WRTG 3012 Social Sciences
WRTG 3014 Scientific Writing
WRTG 3015 Professional Writing
WRTG 3016 Business Writing
WRTG 3890 Under-Represented Rhetoric

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Excellence in Writing Awards

Congratulations to our students and instructors for the 2016-2017 academic year!
This years awards went to:
Sidney Omulo for Best Paper Lower Division (1010)
Austin Gottschalk for Best Paper Lower Division (2010)
Claudia Itzel Sauz for Best Paper Upper Division (3860)
Robert Hatch for Best Paper Upper Division (3830)
Alexandria DeGrauw and Dalton Rees for Best Multimodal Composition (4020)
Kelly Corbray for the Terra Jordan Memorial Book Award
Jessie Richards for Excellence in Teaching

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Graduate courses

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 course with us and complement their scholarly interest through the partnering department.

Contact Us

The Department of Writing & Rhetoric Studies
255 S. Central Campus Drive (LNCO Bldg.)
Room 3700 / 801.581.7090

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The University Writer (vol. 3)

The University Writer (vol. 5)


Writing is a key component in nearly every career and highly valued in the workplace.  It is generally within the top three skills employers look for in prospective employees. We administer the required expository writing courses, WRTG 1010 and 2010, as well as courses relevant for success in the workplace.

Last Updated: 5/11/17