About the Program

Writing Program Faculty & Staff

Contact Information

Mailing Address
The Writing Program
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95064

Email:  writingprogram@ucsc.edu
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(831) 459-2431
Writing Program

Advising Questions
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The Writing Program offers courses designed to help students become more competent and confident writers of prose. These courses approach writing as one of the most important ways we have of making discoveries about ourselves and the world around us and of communicating these insights to others. The courses offered through this program teach skills of grammar and organization and strategies of invention, composition, revision, and editing.

About the Writing Program

The Writing Program administers the Composition (C) General Education. Requirement; administers the Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR) ; and advises students about ways to fulfill these requirement.

In addition to training peer tutors, the Writing Program also offers course credit for Instructional Assistants (IAs) who assist faculty in class with small group discussions and workshops.

The Writing Program also offers each year several specialized lower- and upper-division courses, as well as several writing-intensive (W) courses during the summer session.

Courses in creative writing are offered through the Literature Department.