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Career Paths

Rhetoric & Writing Students
The Rhetoric & Writing Emphasis provides a solid background for a number of career paths. As you complete your degree requirements, you may sample courses from different areas for maximum versatility, or you may choose to specialize in one of these ways:

Professional Writing

Sample Courses: Technical Writing, Writing for Management, Public Relations and the Professions, English Internship, etc.


Sample Courses: Reporting & Copy-Editing, Feature and Specialized Writing, Creative Non-fiction, Publication Production, etc.

Creative Writing

Sample Courses: Creative Writing, Seminar in Advanced Poetry Writing, Seminar in Advanced Fiction Writing, Forms of Poetry, etc.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing Studies, Writing for Teachers, Language Studies for Secondary Teachers, etc.


Sample Courses: The English Language, Modern English Grammars, Introduction to Linguistics, etc.

Graduate Studies

Sample Courses: Writing in the Arts & Humanities, Critical Theory, Classical Chinese Discourse, etc.

Communication-Related Fields

Other fields in addition to those listed above include: business, grant writing, web design, public relations, graphic design, sales, research, marketing, publishing, promotions, and much more. A degree that demonstrates your written communication skills will be an asset for practically any job position.


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