East Carolina is dedicated to supporting writers and instructors of writing in order to prepare students for academic and professional success.
Two closely aligned programs work together toward this goal:
1. The University Writing Program, which includes
The University Writing Center: The UWC is a peer consulting center open and available to students, faculty, and staff to work with trained undergraduate and graduate writing consultants at any stage of the writing process.
The Writing Across the Curriculum Program: The WAC Program operates on the philosophy that writing should happen across the academic disciplines and throughout a student’s undergraduate education, values writing as a method of learning, acknowledges the difference in writing conventions across the disciplines, and believes that students can best learn to writing in their areas by practicing discipline-specific writing conventions.
Central to the WAC Program are the Writing Intensive courses offered by programs across the university. In order to graduate, students are required to complete ECU’s WI course requirement, which includes two Writing Foundations courses offered by the English Department and two additional WI courses, one of which must be in the student's major.
The WAC Program also provides extensive faculty support through a variety of professional development opportunities, including the WAC Academy and various workshops.
2. The Writing Foundations Program, which includes two composition courses — English 1100: Foundations of College Writing & English 2201: Writing about the Disciplines.