Writing Courses

The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth College oversees first-year writing courses (Writing 2-3, Writing 5, and the First-Year Seminars taught in departments and programs throughout the College); upper-level courses in Writing; courses in Speech; and student support services through RWIT (The Student Center for Research, Writing, and Information Technology). Dartmouth's first-year writing courses prepare students to engage fully with their intellectual work in every discipline. In order to provide a solid foundation for that work, Dartmouth requires first-year students to take Writing 5 (or its approved equivalents) followed by a First-Year Seminar (or Humanities 2). For more information on the first-year writing requirement, please see this page.