Writing & Rhetoric

Getting the Point Across

The ability to write well is essential to effective, persuasive communication. Students who pursue a Writing & Rhetoric concentration within Humanities & Arts learn to express themselves and successfully argue a point across media.

The Writing & Rhetoric concentration offers students a range of writing workshops in expository prose, science writing, professional writing, and creative writing, as well as coursework in rhetoric, literacy studies, and visual design. This concentration is an excellent option for students who want to enhance their WPI education through a major or double major in Humanities & Arts. It’s also great preparation for a career as a professional writer, as well as for those who want to improve their writing about scientific topics.

Inquiry Seminar

The focus on this final achievement of the Humanities & Arts Requirement may be on creative writing, such as poetry, fiction, drama, or literary nonfiction. Students may also concentrate on science writing, public relations and advertising, visual communication, Web design, public service writing, rhetorical studies, mass media, or a combination.

Find out what Inquiry Seminars or Practicums (.pdf, 413kb) will be added this academic year here.