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Executive Director and Assistant Vice Dean for General Education
Associate Director and Director of International Writing
Clinical Professor Martone
Director of Faculty Development
Clinical Associate Professor Mickelson
Director of the Writing Center
Clinical Professor Morgan
Director of Writing in the Sciences and Engineering
Clinical Associate Professor Rabinowitz
Director of Writing in the Disciplines
Clinical Assistant Professor Mischkot
An NYU and CAS education begins, in part, with writing. This practice reflects the University's longstanding commitment to the centrality of written inquiry to undergraduate education. Expository writing courses at NYU teach students to move from answering teachers' questions to responding to questions and problems that they themselves identify. To this end, students learn to use writing as a flexible tool for: exploring ideas; taking intellectual and creative risks; analyzing data (sources, text, visual material, or empirical data); making and rethinking observations; and investigating questions and curiosities. Students also learn to think of writing as a process of consciously crafting a text that purposefully communicates an idea, finding, result, insight, or interpretation to a specific imagined audience.
In addition to required writing courses for students in the College of Arts and Science, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Silver School of Social Work, Tisch School of the Arts, Stern School of Business, and Tandon School of Engineering, the Expository Writing Program offers elective courses for students seeking to continue their exploration of the essay genre or to develop their understanding of how to communicate ideas effectively to a broad and diverse audience.