Rhetoric, Minor

Program Code: RHET_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Requirements for the Minor

A minimum of 6 credits at the 400 level; maximum of 6 credits may be double-counted.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
CAS 301Rhetorical Theory Keystone/General Education Course3
ENGL 471Rhetorical Traditions3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select three of the following:9
Persuasion and Propaganda Keystone/General Education Course
Methods of Rhetorical Criticism Keystone/General Education Course
Rhetoric and Law Keystone/General Education Course
Rhetoric and Public Controversy Keystone/General Education Course
Rhetorical Criticism
Rhetoric of Film and Television
Rhetorical Theory
Communication Ethics
Studies in Public Address
Contemporary U.S. Political Rhetoric Keystone/General Education Course
Advanced Nonfiction Writing
Science Writing
The Editorial Process
Writing for the Web
Current Theories of Writing and Reading
Rhetorical Approaches to Discourse
Issues in Rhetoric and Composition
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 3 credits of the following in consultation with adviser:3
Research Topics
Honors Thesis in English
Foreign Studies
Foreign Study--English
Senior Seminar
Undergraduate Field Experience or Practicum

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

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http://www.la.psu.edu/current-students/undergraduate-students/education/majors-and-minors

Career Paths

CAS students are change makers: analysts, strategists, persuaders, facilitators, collaborators, connectors, and scholars. The CAS minor serves as a valuable supplement to a wide array of majors, and helps to equip students for success in the work force, graduate school, and civic life. CAS courses provide students with the theories, methods, practical tools, and experiences to understand the roots of social conflict and the sources of well-being.

Careers

A CAS undergraduate minor helps to prepare students for careers in academics, law, sales, corporate communication, health and human services, community activism, and digital technology. Students graduating from CAS studies may work as analysts, strategists, facilitators, collaborators, or negotiators.

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Opportunities for Graduate Studies

The CAS minors supplement a wide variety of major fields in its preparation of students for graduate study in communication science or rhetoric, as well as in law, public policy, behavioral science, health and human services, human development, business, social work, and other related fields.

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Contact

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION ARTS AND SCIENCES
234 Sparks Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-3461
sas519@psu.edu

http://cas.la.psu.edu/undergraduate/majors-minors/cas-minors