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.

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

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Highlights

New Issues of Stylus Put Spotlight on First-Year Writers
Two new issues of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric’s student publication, Stylus: A Journal of First-Year Writing, have been released. The new issues of Stylus can be found here. </p> <p> Stylus publishes outstanding writing and research produced in the University of Central Florida’s first-year composition courses, ENC 1101: Composition I and ENC 1102: Composition II. [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

Brandy Dieterle

Dieterle, Brandy. (2017). Adopting critical ethical practices in research on gender and embodiment. In Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. Retrieved from http://www.digitalrhetoriccollaborative.org/2017/12/17/adopting-critical-ethical-practices-in-resear...

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Department of Writing and Rhetoric • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Campus Location: Trevor Colbourn Hall (TCH - Building 123) Room 165A
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