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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

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 >

Mar23
Lecture: Sondra Perl, “Post-Holocaust Journeys: From the Teaching of Hate to a Pedagogy of Hope”

"Post-Holocaust Journeys: From the Teaching of Hate to a Pedagogy of Hope" will recount Perl’s experiences working with Austrian Learn More >

Feb23
Assignment Development & Design Roundtable

Designing writing assignments, and the accompanying instructions, can sometimes be one of the most Learn More >