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Argumentation to rhetorical theory

Students dive deep into rhetoric and composition, learning about language and the context in which it is written and read.


Classes needed to complete the minor


Average class size in upper-level English courses


Student limit in writing classes

High-quality education

  • A minor in Rhetoric can enhance your career opportunities
  • Small classes and personal attention
  • Deepen your understanding
  • Students can choose from courses like, Discourse Analysis, Elements of Style and Argument and Style to name a few.

    Students engage with faculty working on real-world projects.

    Engage in the theoretical and practical arts of representation and persuasion.

    The Roger Brown Residency in Social Justice, Writing and Sport

    An opportunity for a distinguished writer to engage the University and wider Dayton communities in conversation about the intersections of athletics, literature and justice.


    A creative festival of literary arts that brings the UD and Dayton communities together in a celebration of diverse and accessible poetry.