Reading and writing are essential and inseparable features of all academic disciplines. The undergraduate core curriculum program requires students to demonstrate that they can:
To achieve these goals, all Purchase students are required to complete LWR 1110/College Writing or its equivalent. Entering students may only be exempted from College Writing by achieving an AP score of 4 or higher. For additional information, refer to the College Writing AP policy for freshmen.
College Writing is taught in small sections in a seminar/discussion format that requires students to achieve proficiency in speaking and listening as well as writing and reading.
Writing courses (including College Writing) are also available through the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education.
Expository Writing Faculty (Board of Study)
The Expository Writing Board of Study oversees the college writing program and the development of writing-designated courses across the college. Its jurisdiction does not include the creative writing or playwriting and screenwriting programs.
Bill Baskin, PhD, New School for Social Research
(Associate Provost for Academic Affairs)
Kathleen McCormick, PhD, University of Connecticut
Aviva Taubenfeld, PhD, Columbia University
Gary Waller, PhD, University of Cambridge
For additional information:
School of Humanities Faculty
For updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/