Rhetoric and Composition
Oberlin expects its students to write and communicate well. Regardless of major, we want all students to be confident, competent, and capable writers. Courses for the minor 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?
Peer Writing Associates
Oberlin’s Writing and Speaking Associates Program offers a dynamic space for students to think critically, be creative, and collaborate with their peers. Staffed by trained student associates, the center provides a range of writing services, workshops, and public speaking coaching. Students can stop by the center in the Terrell Main Library for assistance.
- 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.Explore Faculty within Rhetoric and Composition