In the interdisciplinary rhetoric minor, students take courses in both English and communication studies to explore the ways that symbols work to influence thought and action. The minor gives students a foundation in the classical tradition, which developed rhetoric as the art of speaking necessary for participation in democratic societies in a range of forums such as political assemblies, law courts, and public ceremonies. Students also consider contemporary theories and practices that broaden rhetoric’s scope to include any form of human discourse that persuades others, creates knowledge, or shapes identity and culture
Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Three of the four total classes must be taken at Northeastern.
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 2, 1930–Present|
|Free Speech: Law and Practice|
|Contemporary Rhetorical Theory|
|Rhetoric of Law|
|The Practice and Theory of Teaching Writing|
|Research in Rhetoric and Writing|
2.000 GPA required in the minor