Writing, Rhetoric, and Media Arts

Coordinator: Tennyson O’Donnell (Director, Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric)

This minor is designed for students interested in writing, rhetoric, and the interrelated arts of media. Core courses provide students with extensive opportunities to develop their writing in various genres and to explore rhetorical theories and practices. Elective courses examine social, cultural, and field-specific topics in language, logic, persuasion, and multimedia modes of communication.

Course requirements:

The minor consists of six courses, including three core courses, two electives, and an integrating exercise. Courses must be chosen from at least three different academic fields, with no more than three courses drawn from any one field. Students must earn a minimum of C- in any given course to receive credit for the minor.