University Writing Program
Eli Goldblatt, Director
Vanessa Allen-Smith, Secretary
The University Writing Program combines an entrance-level introduction
to academic discourse with writing courses in the disciplines at every
level to provide Temple students a comprehensive experience writing to
learn and learning to write. The main components of the program are:
First-Year Writing: See College
of Liberal Arts: Programs: First Year Writing Program.
- Intellectual Heritage: See College
of Liberal Arts: Programs: Intellectual Heritage.
Writing Intensive Courses: These courses, offered by departments
throughout the University, incorporate a significant amount of writing
(at least 10 pages in at least 2 different assignments) within the context
of disciplinary work. They highlight the conventions and argumentation
accepted in the discipline, and they require at least one revision based
on response from a professor, TA, writing associate, or peer-reviewer.
Temple students who spend their entire college career at Temple are required
to take 3 Writing-Intensive courses in addition to Intellectual Heritage
51 and 52. One of the W courses must be the capstone writing course designated
by the major department. All students transferring into Temple must take
at least two of their Writing-Intensive courses at Temple. Intellectual
Heritage courses cannot be used to meet this transfer writing requirement.
University Writing Center: See Academic
Services and Programs: Learning Centers: University Writing Center.