Rhetoric and Composition Track

Core requirements (9 hours)

All students in the MA program in Writing must complete the following 9-hour core:

  • ENG 700 Introduction to Research Methods in English (3 hrs)
  • ENG 604 Advanced Writing: NonFiction (3 hrs)
  • ENG 628 Modern Rhetorical Theory or ENG 684 Topics in Professional Writing (3 hrs)
  • Total 9 Hours

Rhetoric and Composition track

In addition to the core and degree requirements listed above, students choosing the Rhetoric and Composition track must complete the following courses:

  • ENG 627 History of Rhetoric (3 hrs)
  • ENG 720 Seminar: Composition Theory (3 hrs)
  • ENG 721 Theory of Basic Writing (3 hrs)

And 15 hours from the following:

  • ENG 623 Writing Center Theory and Practice (3 hrs)
  • ENG 629 Composition and Rhetoric in High School and Junior College (3 hrs)
  • ENG 722 Literacy Theory and Composition (3 hrs)
  • ENG 725 Seminar:  Composition and Rhetoric (3 hrs)
  • ENG 792 Linguistics in Rhetoric and Composition (3 hrs)
  • Graduate-level courses in ENG or approved cognate area (3-9 hrs)