Created in 1979, The College Writing Program became an independent academic unit in 2003 and was re-named the Department of Writing & Rhetoric in 2010. The B.A. degree in Writing & Rhetoric, established in 2006, was one of the first of its kind and offers experiential learning as well as client-based writing opportunities. Serving over 3,500 students per year, the department offers several courses that fulfill general education requirements for all URI students. Some of our most popular courses include Travel Writing, Writing Culture, and Writing in Electronic Environments.