Writing and Linguistics
College of Arts and Humanities

Writing Studies

What is Writing Studies?

Writing Studies is a vibrant field that includes Rhetoric, Composition, Cultural Studies, and Literacy. Writing Studies includes the study of writing as processes that are multimodal and socially powerful. Writing Studies uncovers the ways we write and how those structures help individuals and society make meaning in the world.


What can Writing Studies offer me?

Students trained in Writing Studies students acquire the power to use writing and rhetoric in the pursuit of personal, political, professional, and social goals and how to research and produce writing in its twenty-first century forms, including digital Web texts, graphic novels, blogs, wikis, videos, and a variety of other multimodal compositions. Writing Studies students will learn how theory informs practice through critical thinking and analysis, rhetorical awareness, and best practices in writing research, writing pedagogy, and assessment. 


Is Writing Studies right for me?

In Writing Studies courses, students will have the opportunity to:

  • explore personal identity through research, writing, and theory
  • meld creativity with traditional genres to write in ways that
    help others make meaning of the world
  • play with a variety of forms and learn that message is inextricably influenced by form
  • discover and begin to apply best practices of teaching and assessing writing at a variety of levels
  • analyze social justice texts, media, and the connections between language and power

Future graduates and job opportunities

Graduates with training in Writing Studies work in large and small corporations, publishing houses, newspapers, non-profit organizations, and educational instruction. Some Writing Studies students from Georgia Southern have used their degrees to work as writers in diverse settings like: an Educational Technology Company that supports first generation college students; the Tesla car company, or teaching domestically (Washington DC) and abroad (Costa Rica).

Graduates are also well prepared to pursue graduate study in law, rhetoric/composition, digital humanities, cultural or gender studies, communication, English as a second language (ESL), and library science. Whereas other graduate students struggle with writing, Writing Studies students soar to success.


Writing Studies courses

  • WRIT 2230 Careers in Writing and Linguistics
  • WRIT 2340 Essential Grammar for Successful Writing
  • WRIT 3030 Selected Topics in Writing
  • WRIT 3100 Writing Autobiography
  • WRIT 3131 Teaching Writing
  • WRIT 3133 Tutoring Writing
  • WRIT 3430 Linguistics and Grammar for Teachers
  • WRIT 3433 Comic Book Writing in American Culture
  • WRIT 3310 Digital Storytelling
  • WRIT 3435 Writing and Healing
  • WRIT 3460 Travel and Tourism Writing
  • WRIT 3520 Revision, Grammar, and Culture
  • WRIT 4550 Literacy and Identity
  • WRIT 4560 Writing Argument
  • WRIT 4570 Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
  • WRIT 4790 Internship
  • WRIT 5030 Selected Topics in Writing
  • WRIT 5100 Writing New Media
  • WRIT 5130 Modern English Grammar
  • WRIT 5330 Rhetoric
  • WRIT 5340 History of the English Language
  • WRIT 5520 Writing for Publication
  • WRIT 5530 Sociolinguistics
  • WRIT 5533 Writing the Body
  • WRIT 5590 Cultural Rhetorics

Last updated: 1/30/2018

Department of Writing & Linguistics • P.O. Box 8026 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912-478-0739