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Rhetoric and Professional Writing

Rhet-PW

 

"Whether it's trying to convince others that something is more true, more virtuous, or more desirable--all communication is rhetoric in action."

― Leonard Koren, Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement

Students in both the concentration and the minor develop their writing and communication skills with an awareness of audience, context, and purpose.  This program is a good fit for other majors who value communication and will also make you competitive in the workplace.

 

Concentration (24 credits)

ENGL 301 Rhetorical Criticism, Spr, even years
ENGL 302 History of Rhetoric, Spr, odd years
ENGL 303 Visual Rhet. & Document Design, Fall, odd years
ENGL 305 Adv. Topics in Rhet. & Prof. Writing, Fall, even years
ENGL 318 Creative Writing Non-Fiction, every semester
ENGL 319 Technical Writing, every semester
ENGL 470 Professional Writing every semester
ENGL 492 Internship in Rhet. / Prof. Writing, any semester

For more details on selected courses, see this sheet.

Minor (18 credits)

Required

ENGL 303 Visual Rhet. & Document Design, Fall, odd years
ENGL 319 Technical Writing, every semester
ENGL 470 Professional Writing, every semester

Electives (Choose three below)

ENGL 301 Rhetorical Criticism, Spr, even years
ENGL 302 History of Rhetoric, Spr, odd years
ENGL 305 Adv. Topics in Rhet. & Prof. Writing, Fall, even years
ENGL 318 Creative Writing Non-Fiction, every semester
ENGL 382 Traditional & Modern English Grammar, every semester
ENGL 478 Adv. Creative Writing Non-Fiction, every semester
ENGL 492 Internship in Rhet. / Prof. Writing, any semester

For more details on selected courses, see this sheet.

 

Primary Contacts

Dr. Heather Lettner-Rust

Assistant Professor
Rhetoric & Professional Writing Coordinator
Grainger G10
434·395·2162
lettnerrusthg@longwood.edu

 

Dr. Shawn Smith

Associate Professor Renaissance Literature
Grainger G14
434.395.2797
smithsb@longwood.edu