College of Arts & Sciences

Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies - Minor


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A minor is a structured group of courses that leads to considerable knowledge and understanding of a subject, although with less depth than a major. Some employers consider minors desirable, and the corresponding major requirements at the University may stipulate a minor. Some students choose to complement their major program with a minor in a related field or even in an entirely different field of interest. Rhetoric is the study of written, oral, and digital communication. Rhetoric teaches you how to argue, persuade, inform, and express for a variety of professional and personal reasons. Rhetoric teaches you how to invent, organize, arrange, and produce knowledge. Rhetoric teaches you how to create and share meaning. Rhetoric is the basis of all writing we do.

Preminor Requirements

Complete the Composition and Communications Core requirement: either WRD/CIS 110 and WRD/CIS 111; or WRD/CIS 112

Minor Requirements

WRD 300 - Introduction to Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies [3 hours]
15 additional WRD courses, 9 of which must be at the 300 and 400 level [15 hours]

Total Hours - 18*

*Total does not include pre-minor requirements

WRD Minor Sheet