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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Rhetoric Minor

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (RHET)

The Rhetoric Minor provides undergraduate students an opportunity to acquire special competence in the history, theory, and criticism of civic discourse and cultural practices. It brings together courses from both the Department of English and the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, from which students may learn about the nature and function of rhetoric in politics, the professions, the classroom, and the media. The list of course offerings is designed to feature applied as well as theoretical approaches, and allows students to explore the subject in breadth as well as depth. Students completing the minor will command a greater knowledge of an appreciation for the significance of rhetoric as a central component of civic life.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits
A minimum of 6 credits at the 400 level; maximum of 6 credits may be double-counted.

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
CAS 201(3), ENGL 471(3) (Sem: 3-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 9 credits from the following course list:
CAS 175 GH(3), CAS 311(3), CAS 321(3), CAS 375(3), CAS 411(3), CAS 415(3), CAS 420(3), CAS 426W(3), CAS 475(3), CAS 478(3), ENGL 415(3), ENGL 416(3), ENGL 417(3), ENGL 420(3), ENGL 472(3), ENGL 473(3), ENGL 474(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following course list in consultation with adviser.
CAS 499 IL(3) or ENGL 499 IL(3), L A 495(3), CAS 494H(3) or ENGL 310H(3), ENGL 487W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

 

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2007

Blue Sheet Item #: 35-05-117

Review Date: 3/6/07

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