Rhetoric Minor
The Rhetoric Minor provides undergraduate students an opportunity to acquire special competence in the history, theory, and criticism of civic discourse and cultural practices. It brings together courses from both the Department of English and the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, from which students may learn about the nature and function of rhetoric in politics, the professions, the classroom, and the media. The list of course offerings is designed to feature applied as well as theoretical approaches, and allows students to explore the subject in breadth as well as depth. Students completing the minor will command a greater knowledge of an appreciation for the significance of rhetoric as a central component of civic life.
Degree Types: Minor

About the Program

You might like this program if…

  • You want to develop effective writing and speaking skills.
  • You are interested in learning about persuasive communication.
  • You want to learn effective methods of influence.


  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Rhetorical Traditions
  • Communication Ethics
  • Science Writing

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Post-Graduation Opportunities

  • Graduate school to study communication science, rhetoric, law, public policy, behavioral science, health and human services, human development, business, and social work
Academics, Corporate Communication, Digital Technology, Health and Human Services, Law

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This program is housed in the Department of English and the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences
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