With roots in ancient Greece and branches in the most recent technologies, rhetoric is simultaneously the oldest and newest interdisciplinary academic field, fundamentally engaged by the relationship between language and culture.
As a discipline, rhetoric demonstrates how texts generate knowledge, mediate power, and enact change; as an art, rhetoric enables you to create persuasive discourse as a speaker and a writer.
Courses in rhetoric and writing will position you to become a critical language user, and will prepare you for postgraduate training and careers in publishing, journalism, and other communications media – important fields in an increasingly global society.
As a department, we administer the campus Writing and Speaking Center
, which can provide you with drop-in peer and professional tutoring help with any writing project. The center exists as a resource available for all who are interested in developing writing skills in any discipline and at all levels.