Writing Program Course Catalog

The Spring 2018 Writing Program catalog can be viewed in two ways.

1. Click here to view an interactive version of the Writing Program catalog. Click on Schedule to view the class times with the topics.

In this version of the catalog, students can sort Writing Program classes by category, topic, level, or time. Students can also search this catalog for keywords or topics with open seats.

2. Visit the Student Link.

You may also view class times and topics by going to the  University Class Schedule on the Student Link and searching by the college CAS and the department WR. Click on the Class Topic to view a full topic description and a list of the times the topic is being offered.

Lists of  WR-100 equivalent courses and WR-150 equivalent courses offered by other departments are available under Curriculum on the Writing Program website.  To view topic descriptions for equivalent courses, please visit the website of the department offering the course.

Over-enrollment Policy

November 13th: The Writing Program is aware that spring WR 100 and WR 150 sections are full currently. We will be adding new sections of both levels soon. Please keep checking the WR schedule later this week for the new sections. We will not be reviewing any over-enrollment petitions until after all new sections have opened.

The Writing Program does not permit students to add full WR classes because maintaining a smaller class size is essential for seminar-style writing courses.

If you have extenuating circumstances that make it necessary for you to register for a WR course that is full, you may submit a petition using the form below. Interest in a particular topic is not considered to be an extenuating circumstance. Both the director of the Writing Program and the instructor of the WR section must approve your request. If your petition is approved, the Writing Program will register you for the section. The Writing Program does not use add/drop forms.

Over-enrollment Petition Form

  • Requested Class

    Instructors may choose not to accept extra students. We recommend providing a few backup section options in case your first choice instructor decides not to take you.
  • This is the semester you want to add the class.
  • If you are registered for a WR class in that semester already, list the class level and section number (ex. WR 100 A1). If you are not registered for a WR class, write "none."
  • Please list the class level and section number of the class you are hoping to add (ex. WR 098 B2).
  • Please list the class level and section number of the class you are hoping to add (ex. WR 098 B2).
  • Please list the class level and section number of the class you are hoping to add (ex. WR 098 B2).
  • Please briefly describe the extenuating circumstance you have that causes you to need to take a full section. Interest in a particular topic is not considered an extenuating cirumstance.


Book a Writing Consultation

Writing Consultants are available for all CAS WR classes. Appointments can be booked online.
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Graduate Writing Fellowships

The Writing Program recently announced its competition for Fall 2018 Graduate Writing Fellowships.
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Spring 2018 Catalog

The Spring 2018 course catalog is available to view on the Curriculum page.
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