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

College of Arts and Humanities Faculty Assembly

Friday, September 6, 2019; 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Awards

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Students, faculty involved in NPR News’ NextGenRadio

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Recent Faculty Publications

Stephanie Vie

“Effective Social Media Use in Online Writing Classes through Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Principles.”Computers and Composition, vol. 49, 2018, pp. 61-70.

Stephanie Vie

DeAnda, Michael, Jennifer deWinter, Chris Hanson, Carly A. Kocurek, and Stephanie Vie. “‘Families, Friendship, and Feelings’: American Girl, Authenticating Experiences, and the Transmediation of Girlhood. Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 51, no. 4, 2018, pp. 972-996.

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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