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Undergraduate Programs

Through a diversity of classes, service opportunities, and co-curricular activities, the Department of Rhetoric and Language trains students to pursue eloquentia perfecta — reason and eloquence in writing, speaking, and literacy — and engage critically with the texts that influence their values.

Together, the divisions of the department stress all aspects of communication, literacy, and rhetoric, concentrated in:

  • Composition: Designed to increase each undergraduate student's ability in writing, including not only how to write but also how to read analytically and think critically.
  • Public speaking: Introduces students to the fundamentals of oral communication and increases their ability to make effective presentations in classroom and public settings.
  • Academic English for Multilingual Students: Provides a variety of classes for multilingual students to assist them in refining their skills in written and oral English.

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