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B.A. in English - Writing and Rhetoric Concentration

English majors who elect the Emphasis in Writing and Rhetoric must take 9 hours of electives in writing and rhetoric: 3 hours of theory (3318, repeatable); 3 hours of practice (3303, 3311, or 3342); and 3 hours of theory or practice. Below is a sampling of courses that support three of the most popular Writing and Rhetoric career paths: Teaching English; Editing and Publishing; and Writing.


Course Catalog link: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in English (Writing and Rhetoric Concentration)

Computers and Writing (ENG 3311) Digital Culture Blogging Richly: Achieving Personal Style through Models (ENG 3311)
Editing (ENG 3342) Digital Video Writing and Production Composing in Digital Media
Everyday Rhetoric (ENG 3318) Editing (ENG 3342) Environmental Writing (ENG 3311)
Hip Hop Literacy (ENG 3318) Everyday Rhetoric Food Writing (ENG 3311)
How I Write and Why (Theories of Writing) (ENG 3318) Life Stories (ENG 3311) Magazine Writing (ENG 3311)
Literacy and Culture (ENG 3318) How I Write and Why (Theories of Writing) (ENG 3318) Radical Writing (ENG 3311)
Narrative as Knowledge: (Re)telling Tales of Literacy and Learning (ENG 3318)   Scientific and Medical Writing
Talking about Writing (Tutoring Theory & Practice) (ENG 3318)   Sustainability: Writing for Change (ENG 3311)
Writing and Affect/Emotions   Travel Writing (ENG 3311)
Writing about Writing: Reviews, Research, and Responses (ENG 3318)   Video Game Writing (ENG 3311)
    Web and Multimedia in Technical Communication
    Writing about Music (ENG 3311)
    Writing for Healing (ENG 3311)
    Writing in the Workplace
    Writing Through Conflict: Voices of Veterans and War (ENG 3311)
    Writing to Change Public Policy

If you have questions about the Writing and Rhetoric Emphasis, please contact Dr. Nancy Wilson, 512.245.5273,