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Rhetoric & Communication Studies Major & Minor

Rhetoric and communication studies is quite versatile, making it an excellent liberal arts major. RHCS students learn critical thinking, speaking, writing and relating skills that prepare them to be good citizens of a pluralistic society. The versatility of the study allows for graduates to pursue any range of professional interests. A regular survey of our alumni shows that our majors go into almost any professional direction they desire after graduation. Recent RHCS graduates have gone on to pursue careers in law, education (from elementary school to college), politics, religion, media, publishing, non-profit work and entrepreneurial work.

The Rhetoric and Communication Studies Major

Note:  The grade point average for coursework comprising the major must reach a  C (2.0) or higher with no course grade counting toward major below a C- (1.7).

10 units, including

RHCS 103 Rhetorical Theory or RHCS 104 Interpreting Rhetorical Texts
2 units 100-200 level electives
RHCS 295 Topics in Research
5 units 300- or 400-level electives
RHCS 490 Senior Capstone

 

The Rhetoric and Communication Studies Minor

Note:  The grade point average for coursework comprising the major must reach a  C (2.0) or higher with no course grade counting toward major below a C- (1.7).

6 units, including

RHCS 103 Rhetorical Theory or RHCS 104 Interpreting Rhetorical Texts
1 unit 100-200 level electives
RHCS 295 Topics in Research
3 units 300- or 400-level electives