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

Rhetoric and Composition

Program Type: Minor
Department: Rhetoric and Composition

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.

Why Study Rhetoric and Composition at Oberlin?

Variety of Courses
Department Faculty
Writing Fields

Sample Courses

  • RHET 102 - Writing for College & Beyond 4 credits
  • RHET 207 - Literary Journalism 4 credits
  • RHET 210 - Rhetoric and Social Protest 4 credits
  • RHET 401 - Teaching and Tutoring Writing Across the Disciplines 4 credits

Rhetoric and Composition Faculty

Rhetoric and composition faculty are both scholars and teachers who devote their careers to making important contributions to their disciplines through writing and research. They are committed to helping students become confident, competent, capable writers and critical thinkers, as writing is one of the primary skills needed for almost any occupation.

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