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January 19, 2024

The UCSB Writing Program in the Division of Humanities and Fine...

The position for 2023-24 has been filled. Thank you to all those who applied!...

The M. Garren Tinney Fellowship program is now accepting applications! This is a brand new opportunity for our students! Applications are due by November 1, and students can apply using the Google form here: A PDF is also attached here with all details (and a working submission link).

Professional Writing Minor Applicants for the 2023-24 Academic Year: Join us for the Fall Application Workshop on Thursday, 10/5 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm PDT over Zoom if you are interested in information and help on your upcoming application, which is due Friday, 10/13!

We are conducting a study of University of California students and alumni to learn more about the kinds of writing that people do in and beyond the college curriculum. We would be interested in hearing from you!

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Writing for academic, professional, and civic life

In the UCSB Writing Program, students study and practice writing in academic, civic, and professional contexts.

Undergraduate courses focus on study of and practice with writing expected by different audiences. Lower division courses help students develop foundational critical writing, reading, research, and analysis strategies.

Upper division courses concentrate on the study and practice of writing in specific academic, professional, and civic contexts as well as on the study of writing as an academic discipline.

The Program also offers a Professional Writing Minor and opportunities for undergraduates and graduates to conduct independent research with expert faculty.

The Writing Program supports graduate education with graduate-level classes, writing workshops, and courses focusing on writing theory and pedagogy. The Program also offers a Ph.D. emphasis in Writing Studies for students in select departments.

Awarded the Conference on College Composition and Communication Writing Program Certificate of Excellence