Graduate Minor in Literacy and Rhetorical Studies

Housed in the Center for Writing, this interdisciplinary minor offers opportunities to interrogate issues related to writing and literacy with faculty members from disciplines across the University. Students in this graduate minor craft individualized programs to complement their primary degree programs and open new perspectives for scholarship and teaching. We encourage graduate students from the Department of Writing Studies as well as other departments to consider a literacy & rhetorical studies master's or doctoral minor, which requires six or twelve credits, respectively.

Previous students' interests included (but were not limited to):

  • historical, feminist, and cultural analysis of literacy and rhetoric
  • theories and practices of writing pedagogy
  • reading and writing in nonacademic settings
  • effects of technology on literacy practice

To learn more about this minor, please contact Terri Wallace at

Declare the literacy & rhetorical studies graduate minor

College Resources

Visit CLA’s website for graduate students to learn about collegiate funding opportunities, student support, career services, and more.

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