Writing Studies at the College of Arts and Sciences Writing Studies at the College of Arts and Sciences
Writing as a Discipline
Writing is a discipline in its own right, as well as informing and guiding all other disciplines. Writing enriches the humanities, shapes the sciences, and improves civil society.


The field of Writing Studies has evolved over the past fifty years. As a fully-fledged discipline for pedagogy, research, and practice, the importance of Writing Studies has been recognized by the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences as an essential component of teaching, learning, and scholarly inquiry.  The new Department of Writing Studies, established in 2022, is the College’s 21st department.

Writing Studies offers courses in support of UM’s General Education Requirements for written communication skills, as well as a variety of discipline-specific courses.  The Department houses the university's three Writing Centers: at the Richter Library Learning Commons, Coral Gables; at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science; and at the Miller School of Medicine (appointments offered online and in-person).  Through its various specialized programs and initiatives, the Department contributes to the improvement of writing skills for all UM students and faculty.

The Department is housed in the Ferre Building, 1000 Memorial Drive (adjacent to the Foote Green and next to Merrick fountain).

To learn more, please email writingstudies@miami.edu


Looking for course transfer equivalency for WRS 105, 106 or 107?  Please email your request and attach supporting materials, including a syllabus, to writingstudies@miami.edu.