English (MA): Rhetoric and Composition

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Degree Requirements

Core Courses15
Theory and Research In Composition
Rhetoric Course
Select one of the following courses listed under "Rhetoric Courses" listed below
Rhetoric and Composition Courses
Select two courses from "Rhetoric Courses" or "Research Component Courses" listed below 1
Linguistics Course
Select a Linguistics course approved in conjunction with the academic committee 2
Research Component Course6
Select one additional course from "Research Component Courses" listed below
Master's Project in English 3
Department Electives6
Select six credit hours of coursework in Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, or Linguistics approved in conjunction with the academic committee
Open Elective Courses6
Select two elective courses approved in conjunction with the academic committee 4
Total Hours33

Rhetoric Courses

These courses address major issues and concepts in rhetoric ranging from Greek antiquity to contemporary poststructuralism, and applications from public speeches to popular culture to teaching to technical communication.

Select one of the following courses:
ENG/COM 514History Of Rhetoric3
ENG 515Rhetoric Of Science and Technology3
ENG/COM 516Rhetorical Criticism: Theory and Practice3
ENG/COM 554Contemporary Rhetorical Theory3

Research Component Courses

Before embarking on your capstone research, select one research methods course congruent with your disciplinary interests.

Select one of the following courses to fulfill the "Research Component Course" requirement:
ENG 506Verbal Data Analysis3
ENG 513Empirical Research In Composition3
ENG/COM 516Rhetorical Criticism: Theory and Practice3
ENG 527Discourse Analysis3
ENG 532Narrative Analysis3
ENG/COM 581Visual Rhetoric: Theory and Criticism3
ENG 583Studies In Rhetoric and Writing 53
ENG 585Studies In Film 63
ENG 587Interdisciplinary Studies in English 73


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