USU Honors Program
Participate in discussion-oriented classes and reading groups while taking advantage of other Honors-specific benefits.
The USU Composition Program emphasizes that writing is a social act, which recognizes and values the differences in language, people, and ideas. We believe that students enter the writing classroom with prior knowledge and lived experiences, and our courses are designed to build on students’ expertise, questions, and insights. In English 1010 and 2010, students learn how to write and research for multiple contexts, audiences, and purposes, preparing them for future academic, professional, and community contexts. Students participate in writing classes that are collaborative, supportive, and small by design. These courses also fulfill the Communications Literacy 1 and 2 (CL1 and CL2) General Education requirements. After English 2010, students go on to complete degrees in diverse majors and continue writing as a means of engaging in community.
These courses teach students to successfully write for the college classes, professional situations, and community contexts where reading, writing, thinking, and oral communication are important. We emphasize that writing is an effective way of learning by focusing on critical thinking, research, and revision (English 1010 and English 2010 Outcomes). Students compose dynamic documents geared toward communicating messages for specific purposes and audiences, both within the classroom and beyond the university.