Requirements for the Minor in Rhetoric and Public Writing:
The Rhetoric and Public Writing minor strengthens the professional writing skills of students of any major by teaching them how to use the analytical tools of a liberal arts education in non-academic settings. The core courses explore both the concepts involved in effective writing and the practice of those concepts in community and work-place settings. Electives allow students to deepen and enrich their knowledge base with related courses in other programs. Along the way, class projects and internships allow students to gain résumé-building experience.
Students who complete this minor will be equipped with timeless skills that are more essential than ever in a rapidly changing world. Students should contact the Center for Experiential Learning for internship possibilities.
Students completing the Rhetoric and Public Writing minor will successfully undertake a three credit internship at a site such as a non-profit or civic organization, a government office, or a business where they will apply concepts learning in their coursework to meet the needs of the broader community. Internship activities might include writing grants, designing informational materials, composing correspondence, editing documents, producing web content, or similar projects. Students should contact the Center for Experiential Learning to pursue internship possibilities. Credits: 3