2013-2014 HillBook (Class of 2017) [ARCHIVED HILL BOOK]
J. Chichetto, C.S.C., Communication
T. Gernes, History
D. Sprague, Writing Program
The Writing Program provides a focused array of courses that support writing-across-the-curriculum at Stonehill:
- First-Year Seminars explore engaging topics in a wide variety of fields and focus on improving students’ writing and thinking skills, to lay a solid foundation for academic inquiry. We believe that writing and critical thinking are foundational skills, and our First-Year seminars emphasize frequent writing, close reading, and rigorous analysis.
- Writing-in-the-Disciplines courses provide students with opportunities to write at a more advanced level within their chosen discipline. Our goal is to challenge students to write at increasing levels of sophistication and to increase versatility within particular fields. Writing-in-the-Disciplines courses are typically situated within individual departments and majors.
The Writing Program is also responsible for placing students into writing courses, through a process called Directed-Self Placement, and for training undergraduate to work in the Writing Center. The Writing Program also offers specialized courses in technical writing, writing and new media, and writing-in-the disciplines.