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Rhetoric and Writing

Argumentation to Rhetorical Theory

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

100%

internship placement

45

full-time faculty in the Department of English

20

student limit in writing classes

A High-Quality Education

  • All First-Year Students are Enrolled in the Core Program
  • Small Classes and Personal Attention
  • Sigma Tau Delta
  • Designed to deepen the learning experience, Core students live together while participating in an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum.

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    Students engage in small writing seminars with faculty working on real-world projects.

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    English majors have the opportunity to engage in various publications and special literary events. UD's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta offers scholarships, service, and national and international publishing opportunities.

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    Featured Programs and Initiatives

    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.

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    Dean's Summer Fellowship

    Work with a faculty mentor on your self-directed research project as a Dean's Summer Fellow.

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    LitFEST

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

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    Orpheus: The University of Dayton Literary Magazine

    An expression of visual media and literature, Orpheus is published twice a year entirely by students.

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    CONTACT

    Department of English

    Humanities, Room 200A
    300 College Park
    Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1520
    937-229-3434
    Email

    100%

    of students complete a capstone course

    18

    average class size in upper-level English courses