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

Stephanie Vie Represents DWR as a Panelist for the Collective Impact Institutionalization Plan Roll-Out
  Our own chair of Writing and Rhetoric, Stephanie Vie, presented on the Strategic Alignment panel during the Collective Impact Institutionalization Plan Roll-Out. Dr. Vie, along with others such as the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, answered questions relating to their involvement and strategies in aligning their departments with the university's Collective Impact plan. [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

Dustin W. Edwards

Edwards, Dustin. “On Circulatory Encounters: The Case for Tactical Rhetorics.” enculturation: a Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture, vol. 25, 2017, http://enculturation.net/circulatory_encounters 

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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