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Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Rhetoric

Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Rhetoric

Syracuse University

Main Campus, Syracuse, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The goal of the Writing Program is to integrate writing with reading and critical thinking in all disciplines and to encourage continuing development of these abilities. The program cooperates with other units to help writers and teachers achieve these goals. The Writing and Rhetoric Major focuses on different genres and practices of writing as enacted in specific historical and cultural contexts. Students write in a wide range of genres: advanced argument, research writing, digital writing, civic writing, professional writing, technical writing, creative nonfiction, and the public essay. In the process of exploring and practicing these genres, students study and analyze the interaction of diverse rhetorical traditions and writing technologies and assess how these factors shape the nature, scope, and impact of writing in a variety of contexts. The major also asks students to examine writing and rhetoric as embedded in culture, and looks at writing identities, their emergences in cultures and subgroups, and the relations among writing, rhetoric, identity, literacy, and power. Graduates of the Writing and Rhetoric Major will be well equipped for public and private sector careers that require knowledge of advanced communication strategies and writing skills. The major is open to any SU student, and may be especially useful to students pursuing careers in teaching, the law, business, public advocacy, and editing and publishing.