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Graduate Certificate
recognizes sustained, advanced study in composition, literacy, pedagogy, and rhetoric. Read More >
PPW
Public and Professional Writing Certificate
allows students to develop their writing, learn professional genres, explore internships, and earn a certificate. Read More >
Major in Public and Professional Writing
engages with writing as a form of social action and professional exchange with real consequences Read More >
First-Year Composition
helps undergraduates become more engaged, imaginative, and disciplined composers as they start their studies. Read More >
Doctoral Program
committed to inquiry in composition, pedagogy, literacy studies, rhetoric, and digital media.  Read More >

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Alumni News: Where Are They Now?

Read about some of our alumni and current students.
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News and Events

Nov16
Roundtable on Digital Pedagogy

The Composition Program, in conjunction with Digital Media at Pitt (DMAP), will present a roundtable on Learn More >

Nov15
Colloquium: Joseph Harris, "The Essay as Form in the Digital Age"

The Humanities Center will host a discussion with Joseph Harris, University of Delaware, about his paper, "The Essay as Form in the Learn More >

Oct26
Talk: Stacey Waite, "Teaching Queer"

Pitt alum Stacey Waite will give a talk based on her newly released book, Teaching Queer: Radical Possibilities for Writing and Learn More >

Mar30
Workshop: Exploring Literature with ESL Students

In this workshop, ESL Composition teachers at Pitt, Clare Connors, Katie Homar, and Marylou Gramm Learn More >

Mar24
A Conversation with Sondra Perl

Join us for a wide-ranging public and informal conversation on topics that may include the shape of Perl’s long career in Composition; Learn More >