Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication B.A.

The Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication (WRTC) emphasis offers students a customizable degree plan that combines the best elements of writing, rhetoric, technical communication. Through a combination of foundational courses and a series of options, students may build their own degree. The result is a community-based program that prepares students with both the practical and rhetorical skills they need to be successful in today’s job market.

Course Offerings

University Foundations

UF 100 Foundations fo Intellectual Life

UF 200 Foundations of Ethics and Diversity

FW ENGL 101 Writing and Rhetoric I

FW ENGL 102 Writing and Rhetoric II

FC Foundations of Oral Communication

FM Foundations of Mathematics course

FN Foundations of Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences course with lab

FN Foundations of Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences in a second field

FA Foundations of Arts course

FH Foundations of Humanities course

FS Foundations of Social Sciences course

FS Foundations of Social Sciences course in a second field

FF ENGL 492 Capstone in Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication

English Core Courses

ENGL 198 Introduction to English Studies

ENGL 201 Nonfiction Writing

ENGL 275 Methods of Literary Studies

LING 305 Introduction to Language Studies

The Craft of Writing

ENGL 202 Technical Communication

ENGL 204 Creative Nonfiction: Genres and Contexts

ENGL 302 Technical Rhetoric and Genres OR ENGL 401 Advanced Nonfiction Writing

Perspectives on Rhetoric and Technical Communication

ENGL 115 Rhetoric and Popular Culture

ENGL 324 Topics in Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication

COMM 321 Rhetorical Theories OR ENGL 415 Technical Documentation and Usability

COMM 331 Message Analysis and Criticism OR ENGL 416 User-Centered Design Principles OR ENGL 425 Rhetoric and Society

Writing in Action

ENGL 304 Argument

ENGL 314 Proposal Development

ENGL 329 Grammar, Style, and Writing OR ENGL 403 Editing for Clear Communication

ENGL 303 Tutoring in the Writing Center OR ENGL 310 Writing, Advocacy, and Leadership OR ENGL 408 Writing for Nonprofits and Social Media OR ENGL 493 Internship

Electives to total 120 credits