Writing Can Change Your WorldWelcome to Freshman Composition at UAB!
Our first year composition courses are designed to promote your success as a writer both inside and outside of the classroom.
Our small, hands-on classrooms immerse you in processes of writing and provide you with an important set of tools and strategies for writing in academic, professional, and public contexts. You will learn how to analyze a variety of different print and visual texts, explore interesting academic research questions, use sources effectively and ethically, use rhetorical strategies to persuade others, and write in a variety of different genres and mediums.
Our Course GoalsThe design of each of our courses is informed by scholarly research on writing from composition studies and rhetoric. Our program’s goals or outcomes follow those outlined by the Council of Writing Program Administrators. Please visit their site for more information.
Ultimately, a central goal of our writing program is to treat each student not simply as a student but as a writer. As writing teachers, we want our students, whatever their major or discipline, to see themselves as confident, effective, and adaptable writers.