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.

Mission Statement

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.


Writing Program Administrators

Erick Piller
Scott Banville

Associate Writing Program Administrator and Dual Enrollment Coordinator

Ali Cortez


Writing Program Administrators

Erick Piller
Peltier Hall 251B

Scott Banville
Peltier Hall 251C

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