The Writing Program for undergraduates at Willamette University aims to establish a culture of writing so that, when students graduate, they will be prepared to use writing as an instrument of their continued learning, in the career paths they follow, and in participation in social, cultural, and civic life. Writing-centered classes, while always focused on a particular topic, incorporate writing as an important mode of intellectual discovery, and require students to develop their ideas through multiple drafts and revision.
All students are required to take two writing-centered classes, at least one of which must be taken at the upper-division level (300/400).
The Writing Center, housed in the Learning Commons in Ford Hall, supports the program by providing opportunities for students at all levels to confer individually with faculty and peer consultants about their writing.
Writing-designated courses, where offered, can be co-counted with other General Education course designations.