B.A. Rhetoric, Digital Media, & Professional Communication

Bachelor of Arts in English: Emphasis in Rhetoric, Digital Media, & Professional Communication

In addition to meeting the English basic skills requirement, students majoring in Rhetoric, Digital Media, and Professional Communication must complete 42 credits in English beyond ENGL 111G: Rhetoric and Composition and satisfy the following seven requirements.

1.) Nine credits from the following 3-credit hour courses:

  • ENGL 220G: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 243: The Bible as Literature*
  • ENGL 251: Survey of American Literature I
  • ENGL 252: Survey of American Literature II
  • ENGL 261: Masterpieces of Western European Literature, Beginnings to the Renaissance*
  • ENGL 262: Masterpieces of Western European Literature, Post-Renaissance to Modern
  • ENGL 263: History of Argument
  • ENGL 271: English Literature I*
  • ENGL 272: English Literature II*

*Students may make one or two of the following substitutions: HON 229G for ENGL 243; HON 220G, 234G, or 239G for ENGL 261; HON 220G, 231G, 234G, or 239G for ENGL 271;  HON 231G for ENGL 272.

2.) Three credits of ENGL 310: Critical Writing

3.) Three credits from one of the following 3-credit hour courses:

  • ENGL 301: Theory and Criticism: Rhetoric and Culture (recommended)
  • ENGL 302: Theory and Criticism: Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 303: Theory and Criticism: Film, Media, and Culture (recommended)

4.) Six credits from the following 3-credit hour courses in Rhetoric and Composition:

  • ENGL 418: History of Rhetoric
  • ENGL 419: Modern Rhetorical Theory
  • ENGL 447: Rhetorical Invention
  • ENGL 448: Research in Written Composition
  • ENGL 449: Advanced Study in Writing
  • ENGL 451: Practicum in the Grammar of American English
  • ENGL 452: History of the English Language
  • ENGL 466: Writing Arguments
  • ENGL 470: Approaches to Composition
  • ENGL 473: Writing Assessment and Evaluation

5.) Six credits from the following 3-credit hour courses in Professional Communication:

  • ENGL 318: Advanced Technical and Professional Communication
  • ENGL 412: Writing in the Workplace
  • ENGL 431: Technical Editing
  • ENGL 449: Advanced Study in Writing
  • ENGL 460: Proposal Writing
  • ENGL 462: Client-Based Projects
  • ENGL 497: Internship in Technical and Professional Communication

6.) Six credits from the following 3-credit hour courses in Digital Rhetoric and Design:

  • ENGL 315: Writing for the Web
  • ENGL 326: Cultural Identity and Representation Across the Media
  • ENGL 427: Advanced Study in Film and Digital Media (adviser approval required)
  • ENGL 436: Advanced Study in Film and Digital Media, History and Culture (adviser approval required)
  • ENGL 437: Advanced Study in Film and Digital Media, Theory and Criticism (adviser approval required)
  • ENGL 449: Advanced Study in Writing
  • ENGL 478: Document Design
  • ENGL 479: Computers and Writing

7.) Nine credits of 300-400 level adviser-approved English courses relevant to program of study.*

*Note: Students must take a total of 12 credit hours at the 400 level or above.