Rhetoric and Writing Degree Plan
Rhetoric is a humanistic discipline, one that examines diverse forms of persuasion across genres, cultures, and historical moments. Rhetoric is also a practical art that will cultivate your ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. Students in the emphasis explore rhetorical and writing theories and processes while analyzing and producing written, oral, visual, and digital texts. As an RW emphasis with excellent critical and communicative skills, you will be well prepared for professional life in law, business, marketing, politics, education, and any field requiring analytical, persuasive, and creative approaches to writing. Because the study of Rhetoric and Writing complements and enhances all other fields of study, we encourage double-majors and minors.