Writing and Rhetoric Department:College of Arts and Humanities

About the Department

Mission

Everyday life in the 21st century involves composing and understanding complex messages in multiple media and in varied contexts. In order to address challenges related to composing, rhetoric, and literacy in school, workplace, civic, and community settings, Department of Writing and Rhetoric (DWR) faculty engage in innovative research and teaching, often collaborating with students as well as community and campus partners to undertake this work. Additionally, as a department, we provide academic and public leadership on writing-related issues. Further explanation of our work and its impact can be found here: Snapshots of Writing and Rhetoric Impact Projects

Students in our undergraduate and graduate programs receive a comprehensive education in writing and rhetoric that enables them to communicate effectively, persuasively, and ethically across a range of civic, professional, and educational contexts.

We enact our mission through a number of programs:

  1. First-Year Composition
  2. A B.A. in Writing and Rhetoric, Minor in Writing and Rhetoric, and Certificate in Public and Professional Writing
  3. A Master's of Arts Program in Rhetoric and Composition and a Professional Writing Graduate Certificate
  4. Writing Across the Curriculum
  5. The University Writing Center

Highlights

July 03 2017

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is excited to welcome Dr. Jamila Kareem to the university. Dr. Jamila M. Kareem was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, the heart of the Midwest. From a young age she was an enthusiastic reader, preferring books as toys rather than dolls and video games. [Read More]

July 03 2017

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is thrilled to welcome Dr. Sonia Arellano to UCF. Sonia is from Austin, Texas and most recently has moved to Orlando from Tucson, Arizona. Her research engages material projects that address social justice issues, specifically regarding death. [Read More]

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Recent Faculty Publications

Paul Dan Martin

Martin, Dan. "Semiotics and Constructing Fake News." DRC: Digital Rhetoric Collaboration. Gayle Morris Sweetland Center for Writing, University of Michigan. 28 March 2017. Web

Blake Scott

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Meloncon, Lisa, and J. Blake Scott, eds. Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health & Medicine. Routledge, 2017.

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Department of Writing and Rhetoric • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Campus Location: Colbourn Hall (Building 18) Room 301
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