Writing is essential to all academic and civic endeavors. Writing enables the scholarly exchange of ideas; it facilitates civic and professional participation; it inspires creativity and innovation; and it transforms students into leaders, activists, inventors, artists, teachers, and citizens of the world.

Our mission is to ensure that all students develop sophisticated communicative strategies through understanding their own writing processes, assessing the contexts and audiences for their ideas, and articulating their messages clearly, passionately, and persuasively. In addition, we collaborate with campus departments, offices, and Writers House to support a diverse and thriving culture of writing for all CWRU community members.

Our faculty offer a variety of writing and communication courses for CWRU undergraduate and graduate students.  A full list of courses is available through the General Bulletin; please consult the Student Information System for a list of courses offered each semester.

In particular, we support the General Education Courses that focus on written, oral and multimodal communication, and we offer many other Writing-Intensive Courses to help writers develop academic, civic, creative, and community-sponsored literacies.