Rhetoric and Public Writing Minor

Enrich your professional writing skills with a minor in Rhetoric and Public Writing

Distinguish yourself as an excellent writer in your field. Learn how to apply the research and analytical skills of a liberal arts education to community and workplace settings.

Learn About Our Minor in Rhetoric and Public Writing

Student Experience

Expand your writer’s toolbox by learning how to compose grants and proposals, political speeches, podcasts, infographics, and fundraising letters. Build your professional networks and gain résumé-building experience through class projects and internships that connect you to the community beyond campus.

Discover the timeless, essential concepts behind effective writing that will not only help you be a successful writer today, but also set you up to be an even better writer ten years from now.

Not sure yet if the minor is right for you? Enroll in any of the individual classes that interest you—no declaration of minor needed.

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Community Involvement Examples

Students collaborate with a community partner as they prepare to write a grant proposal.

Students learning about visual rhetoric and analyzing how history is represented in the monuments and memorials at a local park.

Infographics that student groups developed for community partners.


Students will complete the following requirements in order to achieve a minor in Rhetoric and Public Writing.

Rhetoric and Public Writing Minor Requirements

Division of Language & Literature
Kate McCarthy-Gilmore, Ph.D., Chair

Minor Requirements for Rhetoric and Publics Writing

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Supporting Your Investment

Loras takes great pride in supporting your investment – both through providing an exceptional learning experience and in sharing the cost of your degree. 100% of Loras students receive financial aid. We have scholarships, grants and special awards for all students based on their achievements and financial need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a writing center for student?

Yes, if it involves writing, we’re here to help! The Loras College Writing Center offers one-on-one sessions with trained tutors to assist students with writing projects. Tutors will work with students from across campus on every stage of the writing process: brainstorming, pre-writing, drafting, revision, and polishing. To learn more email naomi.clark@loras.edu. or visit our writing center resources page.

How long will it take me to earn my Loras degree?

Most students earn their undergraduate degree in four years or less. If you have questions about transferring any previously earned credits or degrees, please see our Transfer Student Information.

How much is tuition?

At Loras College, financial access to education is one of our defining values. We are committed to helping all of our students make their degree affordable. We partner with every student and family to understand their unique financial needs ensuring 100% of Loras students receive financial aid. Scholarships, grants and special awards are offered to all students based on their achievements and financial need. Loras is consistently ranked as one of the best universities for return on investment.  View our Tuition and Fees page.

How do I apply for schlarships and financial aid?

Submit your federal FAFSA, apply to Loras College and review our financial aid resources for detailed information, scholarship opportunities and much more.