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.
2016 Rhetoric Advising Schedule (PDF)
Spring/Summer Timetable (PDF)
The Rhetoric Major
2016 Advising Schedule (PDF)
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
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 of Helen Lepp Friesen:
“Where I’m From” Digital Story Assignment
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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