Department of Rhetoric and Language
Kalmanovitz Hall 202
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: 415 422-6243
Fax: 415 422-5246
speaking, and critical
thinking skills are central to the University of San Francisco's mission
the hallmark of an educated person. Together the divisions of the
stress all aspects of communication, literacy, and rhetoric. The
includes three areas:
Composition is designed to
increase each undergraduate student's ability in writing, which includes
only how to write but also how to read analytically and to think
Public Speaking introduces
the fundamentals of oral communication and increases their ability to
effective presentations in classroom and public settings.
English as a Second
provides a variety of classes for multilingual students to assist them
refining their skills in written and oral English.
addition to offering courses, the department houses several special
Writing for a Real
a journal that publishes refereed student writing with commentary from
and their instructors is dedicated to providing a public forum for the
student writing at the University of San Francisco.
Speech and Debate
is a new program that offers students the opportunity to participate in
public and competitive speech and debate activities.
is a year-long, first-year program that focuses on poverty and social
in writing, reading, and speaking.