The Program in Writing and Critical Inquiry

We are a diverse community of teachers and scholars who offer UAlbany's first-year students a rigorous introduction to the work of writing and thinking in college.

Our 23 full-time faculty members are experts in helping students to become effective, lifelong learners by connecting writing practices to the process of critical thinking.

Our first-year writing seminar, Writing and Critical Inquiry (UUNI 110), is a dynamic learning environment where students benefit from small classes and one-on-one interactions with their instructor. Writing and Critical Inquiry is a required course for all incoming first-year students and fulfills the general education requirement for writing and critical inquiry. If you're a student who will be taking WCI, click here!

News & Announcements 
Interested in becoming a peer mentor? Click on 
the flyer for information about the application
process for the Spring, 2017 semester. 
Announcing the winners and finalists for the Fall,
2016 WCI Writing Contest. Click the flyer for more information.
We are now taking reservations for the Fall, 2016
WCI Writing Contest Celebration on
December 7. Click the flyer for more details.  
WCI Faculty Contributions.
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book icon for more details.