Writing and Rhetoric Program

Thanks for visiting the Writing and Rhetoric Program at SUNY New Paltz. We believe that initial writing courses are foundational to student success both in college and beyond. We hope this site will provide you with useful information and resources. Please contact us if you have questions about the Writing and Rhetoric Program. 

First-year writing courses offered by the Writing and Rhetoric Program assist students in developing the capacities to think critically and to expand their depth of knowledge in order to become lifelong learners as well as productive citizens and members of society.

The Writing and Rhetoric Program consists of Composition I, Writing & Rhetoric, Composition I, Writing & Rhetoric Supplemental Writing Workshop (SWW), Composition I, Writing & Rhetoric English as a Second Language (ESL/SWW), Advanced Writing & Rhetoric English II, and Intermediate Composition courses. Students are required to complete a two-course Composition sequence in order to graduate; this is a university policy that applies to all matriculated students from all majors.

ENG 160 Composition I ENG 170 Writing & Rhetoric
ENG 206 Advanced Writing & Rhetoric ENG 207 Intermediate Composition


For details, visit our course descriptions here.  

Nicola Wilson Clasby, Writing & Rhetoric Program Coordinator, JFT 702A
Joann Deiudicibus, Writing & Rhetoric Program Assistant, JFT 702
(845) 257-2727
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