Rhetoric & Composition
What is Rhetoric & Composition?
Rhetoric & Composition is a vibrant field that includes Rhetoric, Composition, Cultural Studies, and Literacy. Rhetoric & Composition includes the study of writing as processes that are multimodal and socially powerful. Rhetoric & Composition uncovers the ways we write and how those structures help individuals and society make meaning in the world.
What can Rhetoric & Composition offer me?
Students trained in Rhetoric & Composition acquire the power to use writing and rhetoric in the pursuit of personal, political, professional, and social goals and how to research and produce writing in its twenty-first century forms, including digital Web texts, graphic novels, blogs, wikis, videos, and a variety of other multimodal compositions. Rhetoric & Composition students will learn how theory informs practice through critical thinking and analysis, rhetorical awareness, and best practices in writing research, writing pedagogy, and assessment.
Is Rhetoric & Composition right for me?
In Rhetoric & Composition courses, students will have the opportunity to:
- explore personal identity through research, writing, and theory
- meld creativity with traditional genres to write in ways that
help others make meaning of the world
- play with a variety of forms and learn that message is inextricably influenced by form
- discover and begin to apply best practices of teaching and assessing writing at a variety of levels
- analyze social justice texts, media, and the connections between language and power
Job opportunities in Rhetoric & Composition
Graduates with training in Rhetoric & Composition work in large and small corporations, publishing houses, newspapers, non-profit organizations, and educational instruction. Some Rhetoric & Composition students from Georgia Southern have used their degrees to work as writers in diverse settings like: an Educational Technology Company that supports first generation college students; the Tesla car company, or teaching domestically (Washington DC) and abroad (Costa Rica).
Graduates are also well prepared to pursue graduate study in law, rhetoric/composition, digital humanities, cultural or gender studies, communication, English as a second language (ESL), and library science. Whereas other graduate students struggle with writing, Rhetoric & Composition students soar to success.
Rhetoric & Composition courses
- WRIT 2230 Careers in Writing and Linguistics
- WRIT 2340 Essential Grammar for Successful Writing
- WRIT 3030 Selected Topics in Writing
- WRIT 3100 Writing Autobiography
- WRIT 3133 Tutoring Writing
- WRIT 3433 Comic Books, Culture, and Composition
- WRIT 3310 Digital Storytelling
- WRIT 3435 Writing and Healing
- WRIT 3460 Travel and Tourism Writing
- WRIT 3520 Revision, Grammar, and Culture
- WRIT 4550 Literacy and Identity
- WRIT 4560 Writing for Social Change
- WRIT 4570 Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
- WRIT 4790 Internship in Writing and Linguistics
- WRIT 5030 Selected Topics in Writing
- WRIT 5100 Writing for New Media
- WRIT 5130 Modern English Grammar
- WRIT 5330 Rhetoric
- WRIT 5340 History of English Language
- WRIT 5520 Writing for Publication
- WRIT 5530 Sociolinguistics
- WRIT 5533 Teaching College Composition
- WRIT 5570 Advanced Writing, Rhetoric, and Culture
Last updated: 10/10/2020