Writing Studies and Rhetoric

General

Program Title

Writing Studies and Rhetoric

Degree Designation

MA

Program Level

Graduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

The Master of Arts degree in Writing and Rhetoric is appropriate for a program leading to the Ph.D., for community or technical college teaching, for careers in professional communication, editing, and publishing in both print and digital modes, and for general cultural enrichment.

Department(s)

College/School

College of Liberal Arts

Status

Active

Requirements

Admission Requirements

GPA: 2.75
Meet the admission standards as required by the School of Graduate Studies
Submission of a 5-10 page sample of academic writing

Program Requirements

To graduate, at least one-half of the required credits must be earned in 600-level courses.

Cognate (optional): To complete a cognate, students may take a maximum of 6 credits in either:
English graduate courses in literature, linguistics, creative writing, or Graduate courses in another
department with approval of their advisor.

Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 36
Core: 6 credits: ENGL 606. Choose one from: ENGL 605 (recommended), ENGL 631, ENGL 505, ENGL 531, ENGL 536.
Electives: Choose 24 credits from: ENGL 503, DH 502, DH 503, ENGL 505, ENGL 530, ENGL 531, ENGL 532, ENGL 534, ENGL 536, ENGL 537, ENGL 605, ENGL 631, ENGL 632, ENGL 633, ENGL 636, ENGL 652, ENGL 654, ENGL 656, ENGL 697; up to three credits in any combination from ENGL 653 or ENGL 655 or ENGL 665 may count toward the degree.
Research: 6 credits: ENGL 699. Must pass a final oral examination on the thesis submitted to the student's final
evaluation committee.

Option(s): Starred Paper(s)
Credits: 36
Core: 6 credits: ENGL 606. Choose one from: ENGL 605 (recommended), ENGL 631, ENGL 505, ENGL 531, ENGL 536.
Electives: Choose 27 credits from: ENGL 503, DH 502, DH 503, ENGL 505, ENGL 530, ENGL 531, ENGL 532, ENGL 534, ENGL 536, ENGL 537, ENGL 605, ENGL 631, ENGL 632, ENGL 633, ENGL 636, ENGL 652, ENGL 654, ENGL 656, ENGL 697; up to three credits in any combination from ENGL 653 or ENGL 655 or ENGL 665 may count toward the degree.
Research: 3 credits: ENGL 690. Must pass a final oral examination on the starred papers submitted to the student's final evaluation committee.

Option(s): Portfolio/Project
Credits: 36
Core: 6 credits: ENGL 606. Choose one from: ENGL 605 (recommended), ENGL 631, ENGL 505, ENGL 531, ENGL 536.
Electives: Choose 27 credits from: ENGL 503, DH 502, DH 503, ENGL 505, ENGL 530, ENGL 531, ENGL 532, ENGL 534, ENGL 536, ENGL 537, ENGL 605, ENGL 631, ENGL 632, ENGL 633, ENGL 636, ENGL 652, ENGL 654, ENGL 656, ENGL 697; up to three credits in any combination from ENGL 653 or ENGL
655 or ENGL 665 may count toward the degree.
Research: 3 credits: ENGL 695. Must pass a final oral examination on the Portfolio submitted to the student's final evaluation committee.

Learning Outcomes

Objective

Learn to respond constructively and analytically to texts produced by professional writers and peers.

Objective

Develop an awareness of disciplinary frameworks, terminology, and critical issues in Rhetoric and Writing.

Objective

Learn to create an effective written response appropriate for a particular purpose, audience, situation and authorial role.

Objective

Produce their own work within a genre, with a focus on process from invention through drafting and revision to a final draft.

Objective

Learn to apply cultural and social perspectives of language and technology to analyze the rhetorical dimensions, functions, and efficacy of written artifacts.

Objective

Learn to apply theories, concepts and principles of rhetoric and writing to print, visual and digital texts.

Objective

Learn to apply research methods encompassing valid modes of inquiry in Rhetoric and Writing

Degree Maps

Major Code

8231

Program Code

348622015