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Writing and Rhetoric

MINOR IN ENGLISH OPTION III: WRITING AND RHETORIC

The future is communication! The 18-unit minor in Writing and Rhetoric, offered by the Department of English, will enable you to meet the future successfully—both academically and professionally. This minor is intended for students who desire successful careers and a competitive edge in the professional world. Future teachers, lawyers, engineers, scientists, and business executives will need a rhetorical understanding of the vast changes taking place in the public and private sectors. Rhetorical awareness gives today's global citizen profound insight into shifting cultural, political, and technological trends.

CORE COURSES (12 Units):

  • ENGL 306 Report Writing (3)
  • ENGL 407 Composition and the Professions (3)
  • ENGL 455 Literacy, Rhetoric, and Culture (3)
  • ENGL 459A-Z Selected Topics in Writing and Rhetoric (3)
  • ENGL 494 Internship (3)

ELECTIVES (6 Units):

Many choices are available from a variety of departments, including Business, Marketing, Chicano/a studies, Communications, English, Journalism, and Africana Studies.

  • ENGL 205 Business Communication in its Rhetorical Contexts (3)
  • ENGL 215 Critical Thinking about Research Writing (3)
  • ART 244 Graphic Design (3)
  • HIST 301 The Historian's Craft: Reading, Research, and Writing History (3)
  • ENGL 302 Introduction to Modern Grammar (3)
  • ENGL 305 Intermediate Expository Writing (3)
  • COMS 309 Advanced Public Speaking (3)
  • ENGL 315 Digital Writing (3)
  • COMS 325 Legal Argumentation (3)
  • JOUR 340 Principles of Public Relations (3)
  • ENGL 355 Writing About Literature (3)
  • COMS 356 Intercultural Communication (3)
  • JOUR 390 Freedom of the Press (3)
  • AFRS 395 Bilingualism in the African-American Community (3)
  • JOUR 400 Mass Communication Law and Ethics (3)
  • CHS  405 Chicana/os and the Media (3)
  • ENGL 405 Language Differences and Language Change (3)
  • ENGL 406 Advanced Expository Writing for Teachers (3)
  • ENGL 412 Literary Magazine (3)
  • CHS  433 Language Acquisition of the Chicana/o and ESL Speakers (3)
  • MKT  440 Integrated Marketing Communications (3)
  • COMS 444 Political Rhetoric (3)
  • COMS 454 Communication and Technology (3)
  • JOUR  465 Mass Communication and Popular Culture (3)
  • JOUR  478 International News Media (3)
  • JOUR 480 History of the American News Media (3)
  • CHS 482 Language of the Barrio (3)
  • MKT 498 Field Assignments and Reports—Management (3)