Rhetoric/Writing Minor

For information, contact the Department of English, 356 Bachelor Hall, 513-529-5221.

This minor provides students an understanding of how language and writing shape actions and attitudes and form persuasive discourse through study of rhetorical theory for writers, research methods in writing, and practice in a wide range of writing that college-educated graduates can be expected to produce in their civic and professional lives.

Courses taken credit/no-credit will not count toward the minor. A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor. This minor is open to all majors except English: Professional Writing.

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

Required courses
ENG 223Rhetorical Strategies for Writers3
ENG 415Capstone in Professional Writing3
or ENG 495R Capstone in Rhetoric & Writing
Elective courses
Select 12 hours of the following:12
Asian/Asian American Studies
Advanced Business Communication
The Rhetoric of Information and Data Visualization
Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images and Sounds
Advanced Composition
Introduction to Creative Writing: Short Fiction and Poetry
History of the English Language
Structure of Modern English
Special Topics in Rhetoric and Persuasion
Technical Writing
Business Writing
Legal Writing and Reasoning
Intermediate Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
Interactive Business Communication
Visual Rhetoric
Print and Digital Editing
Grant and Proposal Writing
Usability and User Experience
Writing for Global Audiences
Ethics and Digital Media
Developing & Publishing Digital Books
Writing Center Theory and Practice
Total Credit Hours18