Composition, Rhetoric, and Linguistics
The Composition, Rhetoric, and Linguistics concentration in the English major provides you with the skills and experience necessary to communicate with diverse audiences for a variety of purposes. You will consider the rhetorical, structural, and sociocultural impact of language use—skills that are widely recognized as important in the professional world. Additionally, if you engage in an internship course, you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience with these skills in professional settings.
BA Composition, Rhetoric, and Linguistics - English
For students in the Composition, Rhetoric, and Linguistics concentration, Coastal provides multiple opportunities to refine your writing and communication skills.
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Several lab spaces allow you to explore composition, rhetoric, and linguistics across media and cultures.
After taking your major requirements, the concentration allows you to specialize in composition and rhetoric, linguistics, and professional and technical writing.
ENGL 300 | Critical Conversations in English
ENGL 301 | Forms of Creative Writing
4 Perspectives ENGL Courses
3 Form and Style Courses
Composition and Rhetoric (2 courses)
Linguistics (2 courses)
Professional and Technical Writing (2 courses)
ENGL 411 | English Capstone Seminar
ENGL 483 | Theory of Literary Criticism
Minor in Linguistics
The Linguistics minor program helps you understand the intricacies of the nature, structure, and function of human language. The minor provides a foundation in the field, including general knowledge of the basic empirical findings and theories in the core areas of phonetics/phonology and syntax, and knowledge of at least one subfield selected according to the student’s interests.
The English department has award-winning faculty and instructors who regularly involve students in their research projects.
Composition Studies, Rhetorical Theory, and Digital Rhetoric
Discourse Analysis, Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Pragmatics, Semantics
Composition and the Rhetoric of Science
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