The minor in writing and public engagement is designed to help students hone the arts of persuasive writing and storytelling in diverse public-facing genres and media. Through a curriculum offered by the Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) and the Department of English, you’ll learn how to write for various purposes and public audiences; leverage a wide variety of digital technologies to design, produce and distribute multimodal compositions; write in professional settings and with community partners; and write collaboratively for social change.
Synthesize and apply theories of writing, rhetoric and publics with critical race, decolonial, queer and other critical theories to a variety of rhetorical situations central to public life
Understand and control how writing and information circulates and gets taken up in an era of misinformation, data overload, intense political division, racial intensity and algorithmic injustice
Design, create and deliver persuasive compositions in a variety of genres, modes and media for diverse public audiences and rhetorical goals such as argument, advocacy, activism, policy change, community organizing, productive dialogue, networking and awareness raising