Writing and Rhetoric Minor
Program Director: Ellen Bonds, Ph.D.
Office Location: 453 Saint Augustine Center
As an interdisciplinary program with courses from the Departments of English and Communication, the Program in Writing and Rhetoric offers students opportunities to gain significant knowledge of the rhetorical framework constituting professional, aesthetic and everyday writing. The program will allow students who want to pursue study in writing and communication to do so in a focused and comprehensive way with examination of the theoretical, historical, and philosophical aspects of these disciplines.
MINOR (18 credits)
Students must complete 18 credit hours, comprising 6 advanced courses numbered 2000 and above.
- Also required: A Grammar, Style and Punctuation Exam by the end of their first semester of work towards the minor, students will have studied for and passed a self-administered WebCT exam covering principles of Standard Edited English, a style sheet as that of the Associated Press, and other rules of grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.
- Some study abroad courses may count towards completion of the minor. Consult with the program director for approval.