The rhetoric minor offers students the opportunity to acquire competence in the history, theory, and criticism of civic discourse and cultural practices. It brings together courses from both the communication studies and English departments, from which students may learn about the nature and function of rhetoric in politics, the professions, and the media.
Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.
Note: For communication studies students, only two courses from this minor also count toward communication studies major requirements. Additional courses taken for this minor do not count toward communication studies major requirements.
|ENGL 1160||Introduction to Rhetoric||4|
|or COMM 1210||Persuasion and Rhetoric|
|Note: For English majors, only one course from the major may also count toward this elective section of the minor.|
|Complete four of the following:||16|
|Legal Argumentation, Advocacy, and Citizenship|
|Great Speakers and Speeches 1, 1630–1930|
|Argumentation and Debate|
|Great Speakers and Speeches 2, 1930–Present|
|Free Speech: Law and Practice|
|Contemporary Rhetorical Theory|
|Rhetoric of Law|
|The Practice and Theory of Teaching Writing|
2.000 GPA required in the minor