Minor in Writing, Rhetoric and Communication

The minor in Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication is a track of study designed to equip students with the productive crafts of writing and communication. The minor crosses traditional disciplinary categories with courses in English, philosophy, and missions for learning and applying principles of audience-centered communication. The minor is an attractive and useful program of study for anyone pursuing various vocations that require producing and analyzing public discourse or that require expertise in writing and communication. Rhetorical theory equips students to apply principles of communication to writing, speaking, and new media. The minor follows guidelines recommended by The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) toward equipping students as effective and creative communicators to the glory of God and for the benefit of audiences.

Total required credits: 18

Average completion time: 1 year

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What kind of classes will I take?

  • ENG 3610 - Introduction to Linguistics 
  • ENG 3590 - Advanced Writing 
  • ENG 3600 - Creative Writing 
  • PHI 3510 - Logic 
  • PHI 3520 - Rhetoric 
  • ENG 4950 - Senior Colloquium 

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Who will teach me?


Dr. John Burkett
Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition


Dr. Adrianne Miles
Assistant Professor of English and Linguistics


Dr. Matt Mullins
Assistant Professor of English and History of Ideas