Writing and Rhetoric B.A.

Curriculum

Degree Requirements

120 credits total required for graduation

  • at least 30 credits (maximum 51 credits) must be in the major; at least 15 credits from the major must be in courses 300 or above
  • at least 42 credits (of the 120 total) must be in courses numbered 300 or above

Required core courses:

  • WRT 201: Writing Argumentative and Persuasive Texts
  • WRT 235: Writing in Electronic Environments
  • WRT 360: Composing Processes and the Canons of Rhetoric
  • WRT 490: Writing and Rhetoric *
  • WRT 495: Composing Electronic Portfolios

* Acceptable substitutions for WRT 490 (with Curriculum Modification form) are:

  • WRT 435: The Teaching of Composition
  • WRT 484: Internship in Writing and Rhetoric
  • WRT 512: Studies in Rhetorical Theory

Some popular 300-level elective courses include:

  • WRT 302: Writing Culture
  • WRT 303: Public Writing
  • WRT 304: Writing for Community Service
  • WRT 305: Travel Writing
  • WRT 306: Writing Health and Disability
  • WRT 331: Writing Public Relations
  • WRT 332: Technical Writing
  • WRT 334: Science Writing
  • WRT 353: Issues and Methods in Writing Consultancy
  • WRT 383: Field Experience with Writing Rhode Island

Minor Option

The minor in Writing and Rhetoric requires you to complete 18 credits from courses currently eligible to count toward the major. Please consult with your advisor if you’re interested in declaring a minor.