Writing Courses & Programs

Professional Writing Major

The Professional Writing Major is an interdisciplinary major or double major that combines work in written, oral, visual, and data-based communication with a strong concentration in a scientific or technical field. Students design a specific plan of study and can select courses and projects in a variety of areas.

Writing & Rhetoric Minor

The minor in Writing & Rhetoric offers you the opportunity to extend your study without majoring in the Writing & Rhetoric concentration or the interdisciplinary Professional Writing program.

Humanities and Arts Requirement: Depth in Writing and Rhetoric

For your Humanities & Arts Requirement, you may choose Writing & Rhetoric as an area of depth, meaning at least three of your five required Humanities & Arts courses must be WR (Writing and Rhetoric) courses. Substitution of a WR course for a thematically-related course is acceptable with approval from the Writing and Rhetoric Faculty. You will also take a final Inquiry Seminar in Writing and Rhetoric.

List of Writing and Rhetoric Courses

  • WR 101X. Introduction to Writing and Rhetoric
  • WR 1010. Elements of Writing
  • WR 1011. Writing about Science and Technology
  • WR 201X. Elements of Style
  • WR 2210. Business Writing and Communication
  • WR 2213. Introduction to Journalism
  • WR 2310. Visual Rhetoric
  • WR 3011. Teaching Writing
  • WR 3112. Rhetorical Theory
  • WR 3210. Technical Writing
  • WR 3214. Writing about Disease and Public Health
  • WR 3217. Creative Writing
  • WR 330X. Cross-Cultural Communication
  • WR 3310. Digital Rhetoric
  • WR 410X. Analytics: Numbers to Arguments
  • WR 4111. Research Methods in Writing
  • WR 430X. Academic Science Writing

Communications Courses for English Language Learners

  • ISE 1800. Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English
  • ISE 1801. Composition for Non-Native Speakers of English
  • ISE 1803. Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English
  • ISE 1811. Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English
  • ISE 1812. Speech for Non-Native Speakers of English
  • ISE 2800. College Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English
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