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

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Recent Faculty Publications

Dustin W. Edwards

Dieterle, Brandy, Dustin Edwards, and Dan Martin. “Confronting Digital Aggression with an Ethics of Circulation.” Digital Ethics: Rhetoric and Responsibility in Online Aggression, Hate Speech, and Harassment, Eds. Jessica Reyman and Erika Sparby. Routledge, 2019, pp. 197­–213. 

Dustin W. Edwards

Gelms, Bridget, and Dustin Edwards. “A Technofeminist Approach to Platform Rhetorics.” Computers and Composition Online. Special issue on “Technofeminism: (Re)Generations and Intersectional Futures.” Eds. Jacqueline Rhodes, Angela Haas, and Danielle Nicole DeVoss. March 2019. 

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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
Phone: 407-823-2295 Fax: 407-823-1287 • Website Technical Support: cahweb@mail.ucf.edu