Division of Language & Literature
Kevin Koch, Ph.D., Chair
Strengthening Professional Writing Skills
The Rhetoric and Public Writing minor is designed for students who want to distinguish themselves as excellent writers in whatever professional or community roles they may play. Students in this minor learn how to apply the analytical tools of a liberal arts education to community and workplace settings.
The core courses teach ways to research and write thoughtfully, ethically, and strategically. Class projects and internships help students build their professional networks and gain résumé-building experience. Electives deepen and enrich students’ knowledge base with related courses in other programs.
Discovering the timeless, essential concepts behind effective composing helps students not only be successful writers today, but also sets them on a path to be even better writers ten years from now.