Rhetoric, Minor

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.

Required Elective

ENGL 1160Introduction to Rhetoric4
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
Communication Criticism
Free Speech: Law and Practice
Contemporary Rhetorical Theory
Rhetoric of Law
The Practice and Theory of Teaching Writing

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor