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Writing, Rhetoric, and Information Design (RWID)Minor

Hours To Complete27
Courses Required9
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Note: Program will begin admitting students in Fall 2021

Required Courses (19 credits)

A trio of 1 credit courses poised at the beginning, middle, and end of the program provide opportunities and support for minors as they build and revise their ePortfolios of writing and design work reflectively. (3 credits total)

  • ENGRD 219: Gateway - ePortfolio
  • ENGRD 223: Rhetorical Grammar
  • ENGRD 415: Capstone in RWID Minor

Three required courses, at least one in each of two areas, give students a breadth of experience in writing (12 credits total)

Study and Practice in Rhetoric

  • ENGRD 220W: Rhetorical Studies
  • ENGRD 328W: Race, Gender, and Media Making
  • ENGRD 316W: Literacy and Rhetorics of Resistance
  • ENGRD 380RW: Internet and Society

Applied Writing

  • ENGRD 201W: Multimedia Journalism
  • ENGRD 380RW: Literary Journal: Edit and Publish
  • ENGRD 394W: Writing for Publication
  • ENGRD 380RW: Writing in a Discipline (e.g., Humanities, Natural Sciences, or Social Sciences)
  • ENGRD 380W: Podcasting on Health
  • ENGRD/QTM 302W: Technical Writing
  • ENGRD 367W: Writing for Games and Interactive Media

Advanced study of the history and theory of an area or topic (4 credits total)

  • ENGRD 411RW: History and Theory of Rhetoric, Writing, or Literacy

Electives (8 credits)

The two electives of the minor should be in RWID; however, advisors can approve a course from other disciplines that include attention to writing or rhetorical study. Normally, 100 level courses do not count for this Minor; however, 100 level courses (such as the Discovery Seminars at Oxford College, DSC_OX 101Q) with a particular focus on rhetoric and writing can be approved by the Writing Program at Emory upon review of the course syllabus.