2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 09, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Writing and Rhetoric Minor

College of Arts and Humanities
Department of Writing and Rhetoric
Trevor Colbourn Hall (TCH) 165A


Program Director: Dr. Laurie A. Pinkert

Program Advisor: Adele Richardson

Program Advisor: Dr. Marcy Galbreath

The Minor in Writing and Rhetoric will provide students with the in-depth study and practice of writing and rhetoric. The curriculum emphasizes civic, professional, and digital writing.

Minor Admission Requirements

Transfer Notes

  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. Students must provide all supporting information.

Minor Requirements

  • Students should work with a department academic advisor to select courses that support the students’ intended career or post-graduation path.
  • Students cannot earn both the Minor in Writing and Rhetoric and the Certificate in Public and Professional Writing.

Prerequisite Courses

  • None

Required Courses (3 Credit Hours)

Students should take this core course as early in the program as possible.

Restricted Electives (15 Credit Hours)

Theories and Histories of Writing, Rhetoric, and Literacy (3 Credit Hours)

Students must take at least one course from the following:

Applications of Writing and Rhetoric (6 Credit Hours)

  • Students must take at least two courses from the following two groups. Students can take one course from each group or two courses from one of the groups.

Additional Restricted Electives (6 Credit Hours)

  • Students must take at least 6 hours from the following:
  • Any DWR 3000 or 4000 level courses not otherwise used to satisfy minor requirement.
  • Approved 3000 or 4000 level writing-intensive courses. See program director or advisor for list of approved courses.
  • A list of approved restricted elective courses is found in the myKnight audit.

Foreign Language Requirements

  • None

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 18

Other Requirements

  • Students must earn a minimum 2.5 GPA in coursework used to satisfy the minor.
  • A grade of “C+” (2.25) or better is required in each course used to satisfy the minor.
  • At least 12 hours used to satisfy the minor must be taken from the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at UCF.