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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Composition Program

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First Year Writing

Composition plays an important role in the General Education program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The purpose of the General Education program is to equip students with "those capabilities essential for all college-educated adults facing the twenty-first century," including "[s]kills needed for effective understanding and communication of ideas" (Undergraduate Bulletin). The composition courses at Minnesota State Mankato help students develop these skills by providing a rich understanding of how writing works and extensive practice with the writing process.

For more information about FYC at MSU, please explore the resources available including information on the English Placement Test, and the English Challenge Exam. 

Composition and Rhetoric

The English Department at MSU has a number of degrees, programs, and courses that focus on composition pedagogy. Our Teaching Writing Graduate Certificate is a 16-credit program designed to facilitate teacher expertise in writing instruction. The department also offers, in conjunction with the Communication Studies Department, a Master's degree in [PDF] Communication and Composition (260 KiB)