Writing and Rhetoric Department:College of Arts and Humanities

About the Department


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

Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence

Thursday, April 5, 2018; 12:00pm - 5:00pm

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Student Highlight: Samantha Warren
Samantha Warren is a student in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric who has learned how to make a living writing as a professional blogger. Her blog, Style of Change, started as a hobby. Fourteen months later, it has shifted into a business venture. [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: Colbourn Hall (Building 18) Room 301
Phone: 407-823-2295 Fax: 407-823-1287 • Website Technical Support: cahweb@mail.ucf.edu