The Writing and Rhetoric Requirement at Stanford
PWR 1 and PWR 2 courses are carefully designed to offer richly diverse intellectual experiences based on shared assignments, goals, and learning outcomes. The basic structure of required PWR courses—in particular, the assignment sequence—does not vary from section to section, but each instructor builds on this shared core, designing class materials and activities and choosing readings to develop a unique course.
Planning Your PWR Experience
Explore the complete list of current PWR course offerings
Find out which PWR classes you'll take and when you'll take them
PWR 1 focuses on written elements of academic analysis and research-based argument
PWR 2 continues PWR 1’s foci while adding a focus on oral and multimedia communication
Learn more about a studio-style course for multilingual students enrolled in PWR 1 or 2
Find out which WIM courses are available in your major
What additional courses in rhetoric and writing are available? Find out here
PWR offers summer courses! Learn more about our available summer courses