Rhetoric and composition minors will spend a lot of time writing and expressing their thoughts and views. Photo credit: Christopher Navin

Rhetoric and Composition

Program Type:
  • Minor

Oberlin students are expected to write and communicate well. Regardless of major, we want all students to be confident, competent, and capable writers. Courses in rhetoric and composition encourage you to understand writing as a means of discovery, reflection, and critical thinking to enable you to negotiate the demands of academic and college-level writing.

Program Director

Laurie McMillin

Professor of Rhetoric and Composition
Department Affiliation

Administrative Assistant 440-775-6601

Why Study Rhetoric and Composition at Oberlin?

Variety of Courses
Department Faculty
Writing Fields

Sample Courses

  • RHET 103 - College Writing: Motives and Methods 4 credits
  • RHET 210 - Rhetoric and Social Protest 4 credits
  • RHET 303 - Writing about Travel: Composing as Reflection on Time Abroad 4 credits
  • RHET 401 - Teaching and Tutoring Writing Across the Disciplines 4 credits

Rhetoric and Composition Faculty

Explore Faculty within Rhetoric and Composition

Rhetoric and Composition News

Explore “Away”

October 7, 2014
Oberlin faculty, staff, students, and alumni collaborate to create a new online journal that presents experimental travel narratives.