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    Virginia Military Institute
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue

Rhetoric and Writing Minor


This minor can be declared through the department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies .

Cadets who minor in Rhetoric and Writing will examine the philosophical and ethical foundations of rhetoric while developing and practicing the skills necessary for effective communication in public, professional, and private spheres. They learn to analyze rhetorically complex acts of communication (texts, speeches, images, gestures) by taking into consideration socio-political, historical, and cultural contexts in order to better understand human motives and enhance cooperation through the effective use of language.

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When appropriate, other courses may be substituted, e.g., ERH 421 - One Text , ERH 422 - Major Figures , and ERH 495-496 Honors Thesis I & II. A notation will be included on the course schedule so that cadets are aware of this possibility. In addition, one Writing Intensive (W) course may be substituted for one Rhetoric/Writing elective.