College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Writing and reading are unique skills among humans, and they can be considered the most vigorous exercise of thinking, an exercise that can help us live more creatively, more prosperously, and with deeper wisdom than we could without them. It requires the development of complex problem solving skills that remain viable and useful when transferred to a number of career paths and also in our daily lives. In short, they help us to think about our jobs, about science, math, and technology, about our society and culture, about the world around us, about our own lives and the lives of others, and gives us the tools needed to engage meaningfully in the things that we find important.