The UMD College Writing Program takes a rhetorical approach to guide undergraduate students in improving their information literacy, critical thinking, and writing processes at the college level and beyond. Housed within the Department of English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies, the Writing Program offers College Writing (WRIT 1120), which is the only course that currently fulfills the Liberal Education Requirement for Writing and Information Literacy. It also offers eight Advanced Writing Courses (WRIT 31xx), which fulfill graduation requirements for most major programs at UMD.*
*Students who major in English, History, and Philosophy can substitute a 3xxx course in their major for Advanced Writing.