Mission Statement

The members of Kean University’s Writing Theory and Practice seminar will illuminate the use of voice in writing through multi-media modes. Voice is the breath of life that inspires and animates our work. It develops by means of exterior and interior struggles that oftentimes challenge selfhood. Despite this fact, voice has no choice but to rise because it is as essential to writing as the survival instinct is to human existence. Like each of our personalities and souls, it hums and stirs to rhythms that resonate deeply within our roots. We eagerly invite you to participate in our journey to explore identity and authenticity through voice. We are limitless.

About the course 

Course Description: Introduction to the major principles and issues related to the teaching of writing, emphasizing practical application across the disciplines.  This course cannot count as graduate credit if taken for an undergraduate degree.

The class is designed to introduce students to the major principles and issues related to teaching writing.  By the course’s end students should have a repertoire of theories, practices, and resources they can use to help others learn to write, as they continue to explore Writing Studies as teachers, scholars, and writers in the digital age.


In Fall 2019, our ENG 5020 Writing Theory and Practice course will also be participating and collaborating with #UnboundEq “Making Borders Meaningless”. #UnboundEq is a global community and conversation focusing on intercultural learning and digital literacies on the open web – it is also known as an open online “collaboratory”.  All Kean University students in ENG 5020 will also be active participants in the global #Unboundeq project.  Both the #Unboundeq project and the ENG 5020 course website will serve as a shared e-locale and interface for our on-going work and resources as we connect with other scholars and co-learners outside our formal classroom setting.

For more inquiry, checkout the course home base: http://writingtheorypractice.miazamoraphd.com/about/