The Northeastern Writing Program is one of the largest programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and offers more than 350 writing courses a year. All writing program courses fulfill NUPath requirements for Writing across Audiences and Genres.
First-year writing courses are offered in three varieties, including sections for multilingual writers and “stretch” sections for students who seek writing support throughout their first year. Advanced Writing in the Disciplines courses come in nine different versions, including business writing, writing in health professions, and writing in the social sciences.
In addition to on-ground classes, online and hybrid courses give students the flexibility to learn anywhere in the world, whether they are taking classes at NU or on co-op abroad. The program’s strong community-oriented identity means that the program has long-standing relationships with community partners like 826 Boston. Understanding that students learn best when writing to real audiences, such service-learning writing courses give students the chance to learn writing while also building community networks.
NU Writing, an online journal juried by an undergraduate editorial board gives students a venue to publish outstanding work from writing program courses.
Finally, the Northeastern Writing Center gives students the opportunity to work with undergraduate peer tutors or graduate student tutors in online or face-to-face sessions. Open throughout the year, the Writing Center is a vibrant source of intellectual exchange the supports the entire Northeastern community.