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No matter the situation, the ability to communicate well is essential. With a Writing & Rhetoric minor, you’ll learn how to most effectively express yourself and your ideas across a wide variety of platforms. The minor offers a wide variety of writing workshops ranging from expository prose to technical writing, as well as classes in rhetoric and visual design. Regardless of the classes you take, a minor in Writing & Rhetoric will help enhance your writing skills, giving you an edge when working toward your career goals.



To successfully earn a Writing & Rhetoric minor, you’ll be expected to complete two units of work divided into the following (see Undergraduate Catalog for more information and detailed course selection listings:

•    Core course in Writing & Rhetoric (1/3 unit)
•    Electives in Writing & Rhetoric (1-1/3 units)
•    Capstone course of WR 4111 Research Methods in Writing (1/3 unit)

In certain cases, you’ll be able to substitute WR 4111 with an independent study project. If permission for a substitution is granted, you’ll have to present a one-page proposal of your project for review.

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