As a Rhetoric and Writing Studies Major or Minor, you’ll design a Program of Study that fits your interests and needs. After completing Introduction to Professional Writing, you’ll fulfill your degree requirements by selecting from our two-year course menu, which forecasts the flexible and innovative course offerings available to all Rhetoric and Writing Studies students.
Note: Rhetoric and Writing Studies students are encouraged to take the program's special topics courses (ENGL 4060 and ENGL 4080) twice for credit.
A writing course designed to help students at the junior or senior level develop reader-centered writing strategies applicable to writing in workplaces and other dimensions of civic life. Projects may include such genres as resumes, proposals, reports, instructions, and user testing in print and digital forms. This course is approved as a writing-intensive course which may fulfill the baccalaureate-level writing requirement of the student’s curriculum.
This course investigates rhetorical theory and concepts as tools for analyzing consumer, corporate, organizational, and popular culture.
This advanced writing course emphasizes the study and production of specialized genres and media, with attention to the impact of technology on composing, designing, and publishing expository texts. Course may feature such topics as web authoring, multimedia writing, composing for print-based publication, editing and style, or proposal/grant writing.
Digital Rhetoric & Writing
Proposals and Pitches: Grant Writing for Professionals
Style, Identification, and Persona in Professional Writing
Structure, Purpose, and Transfer in Written Communication
Writing in the Sciences
Writing for Social Media
The Professional Portfolio
This writing intensive course examines contributions from scholars working in various subfields and specializations in the field of rhetoric and writing studies, with emphasis on the relationship of composition and/or rhetorical discourse to critical theory.