The FIU Writing and Rhetoric Program teaches students to write effectively in academic, professional, and community contexts. In our courses, students learn to read actively and reflectively, to think critically, to compose written texts with attention to specific rhetorical contexts, and to understand these processes as interdependent activities. Students learn to plan, draft, and revise with a specific purpose and audience in mind. Working both collaboratively and individually, students learn to write for both traditional print and digital audiences.
The Writing and Rhetoric Program responds to its multicultural context in Miami. FIU is an urban, multi-campus, designated Hispanic Serving Institution that serves over 40,000 students, 75% of whom are classified as racial/ethnic minority. Hispanic students comprise 60% of the University’s student population. Within this context, our courses encourage students to draw on language diversity in their writing and research, with language and multilingualism often a focus of discussion and of course materials.