Writing Across the Curriculum

At Bucknell, everyone writes.

Now in its 40th year, Bucknell’s Writing Program spans the entire curriculum across all three colleges. Students have diverse opportunities to complete the writing requirement, developing skills to write in appropriate genres and situations and using writing as a means for creating and processing knowledge. As a central part of a liberal arts education, the Writing Program recognizes students' rich individualities while they discover, organize and communicate their knowledge across disciplines and majors. This approach equips students with nuanced analytical abilities and rhetorical flexibility — strengths that are essential in all spheres of life. 


The Writing Requirement

Poetry Workshop class

At Bucknell, every student regardless of their major must successfully complete three writing-intensive 'W' courses. The purpose of these classes is to ensure students develop a mastery of written language so that they may discover, organize and communicate their knowledge.

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Check out the W1 and W2 courses offered at Bucknell.

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Teaching a W course

Bucknell University Professor and students in Poetry Workshop

Every faculty member who teaches a W course is part of the Writing Program. Learn how to propose a new W course.

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Contact Details

The Writing Program


Carnegie Building