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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Writing and Rhetoric, B.A.

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Requirements for the liberal arts major in writing and rhetoric, B.A. program

The major in writing and rhetoric requires a minimum of 40 credits in writing and rhetoric courses. Only courses in which the student has earned a grade of at least C or higher may be counted toward the writing and rhetoric major.

2. Eight credits from WRT electives at the 2000 level or above

Students may substitute appropriate courses from other departments with permission of the Writing and Rhetoric Department chair.

3. Sixteen credits from one area of specialization

Choose either the professional writing, writing for digital media, or writing studies specialization. Students may substitute appropriate courses from other specializations within the major with the permission of the writing department chair.

4. One senior capstone course chosen from


Students using this catalog to meet writing and rhetoric major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying requirements under the specialization elective categories and published in a later catalog.

Additional Information

In addition to these major requirements, students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements , the College of Arts and Sciences College Exploratory Requirement , and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases 124; some degrees may require a greater number).

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.

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