Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies  (Minor)

Learn how to turn words into actions. Improve your communication skills and enhance your professional qualifications and career prospects, readying yourself to help change the world.

Program Description

The minor in writing, rhetorics and literacies teaches students strategies for inquiry.

Students study the ways in which communication creates knowledge and action and how that communication is constructed, circulated, reacted to and repurposed through time and place. Through differing tools of inquiry, students explore the history, theories and methods of inquiry as well as pragmatic and social actions of rhetoric, writing and literacies.

The goal of this program is to educate citizens who can create new knowledge and reason, read, write and act in robust and significant ways to meet the new challenges of the present and the future.

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Majors Ineligible to Add This Minor: BA in English - all concentrations

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

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