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/IMS 171Humanities and Technology3
ENG 223Rhetorical Strategies for Writers3
Select one of the following upper-level courses:3
Interactive Business Communication
Visual Rhetoric
Print and Digital Editing
Grant and Proposal Writing
Capstone in Professional Writing 1
Writing for Global Audiences
Elective courses
Select 9 hours from unused courses above, or from the following list:9
Professional Communication for Business
Medical Writing
Style: Strategies for Editing and Writing
The Rhetoric of Information and Data Visualization
Professional Communication & Digital Rhetoric
Advanced Composition
Introduction to Creative Writing: Short Fiction and Poetry
Professional Communication for Data Analytics
Backgrounds to Composition Theory and Research
Special Topics in Rhetoric and Persuasion
Technical Writing
Business Writing
Legal Writing and Reasoning
Intermediate Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
Interactive Business Communication
Ethics and Digital Media
Developing & Publishing Digital Books
Writing Center Theory and Practice
Structure of Modern English
Total Credit Hours18

 ENG 495R may be substituted for ENG 415.