Department of Writing and Rhetoric

Explore the relationship between language and culture. Develop a deep understanding of written, oral, and visual communication.

Students share comments on each other’s work in a group exercise during a writing and rhetoric class.
Students share comments on each other’s work in a group exercise during a writing and rhetoric class.

Rhetoric has branches in modern technology and roots in ancient Greece — it is both the oldest and newest interdisciplinary academic field.

Students pursuing the department’s minor in writing and rhetoric learn to persuade through the spoken and written word. They discover how texts generate knowledge, mediate power, and enact change.

Consequently, they are well-prepared for postgraduate training and careers in publishing, journalism, and other communications media.

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Department Contacts

Chair: Kermit Campbell
Administrative assistant: Kelly Snyder
Office: 200 Lathrop Hall (University Studies)
Phone: 315-228-7807