Welcome to the Writing Program
The Nicholls State University Writing Program oversees the writing courses of the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Cultural Studies. These courses include:
- English 100: Composition I: Intensive Writing
- English 101: Composition I
- English 102: Composition II
- English 111: Honors Composition I
- English 112: Honors Composition II
- English 366: Advanced Expository Writing
- English 368: Technical and Professional Writing
- English 468: Technical Writing for the Sciences
For detailed information on these offerings, please refer to the course descriptions.
The mission of the Nicholls State University Writing Program is to promote a transformative, university-wide culture of writing that helps students to:
- develop a positive relationship with the intellectual, emotional, and physical activity of writing;
- view themselves as writers and approach writing and writing-related tasks with confidence;
- recognize writing’s relevance to their lives and its power to enact meaningful change;
- use writing as a tool for critical inquiry, creativity, and self-discovery;
- broaden their linguistic, communicative, and technological repertoires; and
- explore new ideas and a diversity of perspectives.
To this end, the writing program:
- provides resources and professional development opportunities to writing course faculty;
- facilitates the sharing of resources and expertise among writing course faculty;
- advocates on behalf of writing course faculty for suitable educational environments and reasonable labor conditions;
- advances the ideals of inclusivity and physical, technological, and economic accessibility for students and faculty alike; and
- strives toward collaboration, transparency, and shared leadership in its operations.