Jul 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Rhetoric and Writing Concentration

Cadets who concentrate 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


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.