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Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Fifty-six quarter hours distributed as follows: 

Core (5 courses)

WRD Elective Categories

One course is required from each of the two following WRD elective categories:


Rhetoric and Discourse

 *May be repeated for credit when the topic is different.

Major Field Electives

The equivalent of seven additional four-hour electives may be drawn from either of the elective categories above and from the following:

Experiential Learning (EL) Requirement

All WRD students are required to take one EL-designated course within the major. WRD courses designated both EL and JYEL will fulfill the major’s EL requirement and the Liberal Studies Junior Year Experiential Learning requirement simultaneously. A JYEL course taken outside of WRD will not count toward the EL course requirement.

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

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