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First-Year Writing Program at EMU

The First-Year Writing Program (FYWP) offers the following courses, open to all undergraduates at Eastern Michigan University:

  • ENGL/WRTG 120: Composition I - Writing the College Experience, a credit-bearing elective course that counts toward graduation, introduces key concepts of college-level literacy including awareness of genre conventions and strategies, the notion of writing as a process, and the role of literacy in shaping the identities of writers as students, citizens, and individuals.
  • ENGL/WRTG 121: Composition II - Researching the Public Experience, fulfills the Effective Communication requirement in EMU's General Education curriculum and focuses on the expectations for college-level research through attention to a range of research methods and genres of writing, with emphasis on the role of inquiry, audience awareness, and revision in the processes of writing and learning at the college level.

Curriculum and pedagogy for all course offerings in the FYWP grow out of program-wide learning outcomes that guide the work of instructors and students in developing and documenting the knowledge, abilities, and attitudes that support college-level writing and research. Click here to view the FYWP outcomes.