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Writing and Rhetoric majors and Professional Writing minors study and practice writing broadly, in professional and workplace contexts, as well as in more particular career pathways. In all cases, your learning outcomes will transfer across contexts, strengthening job skills.
Suggested WRD Courses
WRD 201: Digital Writing
WRD 283: Environmental Writing
WRD 301: Writing in Workplace Contexts
WRD 323: Editing
WRD 327: Content Writing
WRD 345: Ghostwriting
WRD 376: Fieldwork in Arts Writing
WRD Blog Spotlights
WRD 327 Content Writing
WRD 320 Writing in Crisis Contexts
Producing digital content for the Internet and mobile applications is one of the fastest growing job sectors globally. Across every profession, the capacity to create, manage, and strategically deploy digital content is critical.
WRD 241: The Essay from Print to New Media
WRD 242: Writing with AI
WRD 322: Writing and Metadata
WRD 261: Digital Culture
WRD 321: Visual Rhetoric
WRD 242 Writing with AI
Course Recap: WRD 309 Persuasion in the Age of TikTok
From information-technology, to medicine, to business, to sports, to product design, to a full range of applied sciences, technical writers work in every industry that demands the communication of complex information for specific audiences.
WRD 204: Technical Writing
WRD 206: Professional Writing
WRD 301: Workplace Writing: Theory and Practice
WRD 323: Editing
Student Spotlight: Cynthia Medrano
Lawyers spend remarkably little time in court. They spend considerably more time reading and writing, making Writing and Rhetoric the ideal major for law school preparation and jobs across the legal profession, including paralegal, legal secretary, legal transcriptionist, clerk, legal writer.
WRD 205: Histories of Literacy and Writing
WRD 240: Argumentative Writing
WRD 260: Rhetorical Analysis
WRD 282: Ethics of Public and Professional Writing
WRD 321: Writing in the Legal Profession
Student Spotlight: Nicole Mattea
WRD majors learn important theoretical and practical skills relevant to secondary and college teaching of writing. Faculty who teach WRD major courses also teach in the graduate program concentration in Teaching Writing and Language. Work opportunities are available in the learning materials (textbook) industry as well.
WRD 203: Style for Writers
WRD 261: Rhetorical Analysis
WRD 281: Writing Censorships
WRD 330: Language and Linguistics
WRD 368: Global Englishes
WRD 371: Mentoring Youth in Community Writing Groups
WRD 378: Teaching English as a Second Language in Chicago
WRD 371 Mentoring Youth in Community Writing Groups
Benefits of the WRD Combined Degree Program
Why MA Alumni Return to DePaul
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