Writing Studies Program


The Writing Studies Program prepares students to be critical thinkers and writers through a variety of classes in writing about writing, inquiry writing, writing across the curriculum, and writing in the professions. In small, workshop-style classes, students will approach writing as a process as they adjust their writing based on audience, genre, and purpose. Through these processes students will develop generative writing, rhetorical, and research practices that they can transfer to other college courses and beyond in their personal, professional, and civic lives.

Select a link below if you want to add or drop a WRIT class or need to fill out your placement survey. Scroll down for more information about the classes.

WRIT 100/101 can be waived with the following standardized test scores:

  • SAT Essay score of 23 to 24. 
  • AP Language or Literature score of 4 or 5.
  • IB English 1A Exam (higher level) score of 5 or above on higher level.
  • ACT Essay score of 10 to 12.

Other Questions contact the Director of Writing Studies, at composition@stmarys-ca.edu.

School and Program Information

Contact Us:

Writing Studies Program Director: Meghan A. Sweeney, PhD mas36@stmarys-ca.edu

Writing Studies Program Coordinator: Sunayani Bhattacharya, PhD sb40@stmarys-ca.edu

Writing Studies Administrative Assistant: Ryan McKinley, MFA rm20@stmarys-ca.edu