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Writing and Rhetoric Courses

In pursuing excellence in written and spoken communication, Swarthmore College offers several courses in Writing and Rhetoric. These courses primarily focus on developing the craft of writing, teaching students to adjust their writing for different rhetorical situations through consideration of audience. All Writing and Rhetoric courses are taught by Professor Alba Newmann Holmes, Professor Natalie Mera Ford, and Professor Shailen Mishra

Fall 2022

English 001F. First-Year Seminar: Transitions to College Writing

English 001C. Writing Pedagogy


Spring 2023
English 001F. Transitions to College Writing - for this semester we invite all class years interested in taking this course to register!
English 002W. Words Matter: Crafting and Critiquing Rhetorically Effective Styles


Additional Courses Offered:

English 001G. Writing with Genres

English 001H. Insights into Argument and Research Writing Across the Disciplines

English 001J. First-Year Seminar: Persuasion

English 002A. Argument and Rhetoric Across the Disciplines

English 002M. Medical Writing and Rhetoric

English 002V. Visual Rhetorics and Multimodal Writing: Making arguments with image, text and sound

English 003A. Independent Study and Directed Reading in Writing Studies