Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing
First-Year Writing Program
The mission of the First-Year Writing Program (FYWP) is to provide the foundation of an education in writing for Emerson undergraduates through the two-course sequence, WR 101: Introduction to College Writing and WR 121: Research Writing.
As General Education requirements, WR 101 and WR 121 have the goals of helping students develop an awareness of situation, purpose, audience, and genre so that they can approach writing tasks with confidence, a flexible repertoire of rhetorical strategies, and an understanding of how forms of writing are produced and take on consequence.
The FYWP is administered through the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing (WLP) and is staffed by full-time faculty lecturers and part-time instructors. Because the FYWP relies extensively on WLP graduate students as new instructors, the program is also dedicated to training, mentoring, and professional development.