Welcome to the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications!
Students who major in Rhetoric and Communications practise writing in a variety of genres and read contemporary non-fiction, analyze visual and verbal texts, trace the impact of print and electronic media on western culture, and – through the study of theory and close attention to textual practices – examine how ideology is embodied in discourse. Students with a B.A. in Rhetoric and Communications can enter graduate studies in such fields as Communications, Composition, Media Studies, and Rhetoric. They are also well prepared for public- and private-sector careers that depend on advanced analytical and communicative skills, especially in writing.
Rhetoric Courses and the UW Academic Writing Requirement
The Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications offers a range of courses designed to give students an opportunity to develop their abilities as writers in an academic community.
For course listing, course descriptions, and current course offerings, see Courses.
The Rhetoric Major
Students interested in the Rhetoric and Communications Major or the Joint Degree/Diploma program should contact the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications (786-9127). Students are also encouraged to seek advice from RHET faculty about appropriate courses.
To learn more about the Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications majors, see Programs.
Announcements and News
Scholars in the Press
Truth in the Public Sphere seeks to understand the significance of truth for the everyday world of human communication. To this end, this book explores the place of truth in several facets of the public sphere: language, ethics, journalism, politics, media, and art. [more]
Congratulations from the faculty and students to Drs. Jason Hannan and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers.
Dr. Tracy Whalen
PROFile – Dr. Tracy Whalen
Associate professor in the Rhetoric, Writing and Communications Department
October 27, 2016
Alana Trachenko, City Editor
Spotlight on Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications
Dr. Matthew Flisfeder, Tyler Andrade, and Neil Exell on the importance of their department
The Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications program offers studies in the theory, analysis, and practice of a variety of communications: written, oral, visual, and online. The program will help you become a highly adaptable communicator with superb hands-on skills in drafting, revising, editing, and evaluating messages intended for a wide range of audiences and purposes. This program leads . . . (more)
Dr. Jason Hannan: UW’s Featured Researcher
Dr. Jason Hannan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. Prior to joining UWinnipeg in 2013, he was a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Program in Rhetoric and Public Culture at Northwestern University. His research interests include bioethics and medical humanities, rhetoric and political theory, and the philosophy of communication. . . . (more)
Also regarding Dr. Jason Hannan
Arts Faculty Award recipients announced: Helen Lepp Friesen
Students of Helen Lepp Friesen:
“Where I’m From” Digital Story Assignment
The Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications’ Student Association Presents:
Students, Ideas & Coffee (SIC) Gala, 2016
Showcase your own student work in a creative 5 minute presentation?
Date: 10 November 2016
Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Location: The Hive (Lockhart Hall)
The Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications Presents:
KC Adams: Changing Perceptions
Winnipeg-based artist KC Adams graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and her focus has been the investigation of the relationship between nature (the living) and technology (progress). . . . (more)
UWinnipeg Students ‘Rooted in Rhetoric’
This past summer and spring, students from across disciplines contributed to Rooted in Rhetoric, a journal that features a collection of masterfully articulated prose. The contributors were students taking Academic Writing as well as students in upper-level Rhetoric courses. The collection is broken down into nine sections that cover sensory descriptions, narratives, argumentative essays as well as constraints in writing exercises and analysis in linguistic landscapes and photographs to list a few. . . . (more)
Transition Year Program (TYP) Journal
UW Faculty of Arts’ NEWSLETTER highlighting our proud TYP students and their Journal:
A First Step to 1000 Miles
Students, Ideas & Coffee (SIC) Gala, 2015
On November 12, 2015 the third annual Student, Ideas, and Coffee (SIC) turned The Hive into a vibrant coffee house. About 60 students from a variety of departments . . . (more)
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