​​​​​Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing ​De​gree Requirements

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Degree Requirements

The Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing (MARW) degree at The University of Findlay is designed to prepare students to write and teach writing at an advanced level. Students complete eight core courses, six elective hours, and a series of two thesis courses culminating in a successful defense of a written thesis. Students must complete the curriculum within seven years, though the program is designed to be completed within two years.


THE MASTER OF ARTS IN RHETORIC AND WRITING DEGREE REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
ENGL 500Introduction to the Field of Rhetoric and Writing

3

ENGL 501Writing Theory and Pedagogy

3

ENGL 502Digital Media and Composition

3


 

ENGL 503Language and Writing

3

or

ENGL 508Writing for Alternative Academic Careers

3

 

ENGL 504Classical Rhetorical Theory

3

ENGL 505Contemporary Rhetorical Theory

3

ENGL 506Digital Writing Research Methods

3

ENGL 507Graduate Study in Writing

3

ENGL 600Thesis: Proposal and Literature Review

3

ENGL 601Thesis: Writing and Oral Defense

3

6 SEMESTER HOURS OF ELECTIVES TAKEN FROM:

ENGL 550Topics in Rhetoric and Composition

3

ENGL 551Topics in Literature and Writing

3

ENGL 552Topics in Technical and Scientific Writing

3

ENGL 553Topics in Creative Writing

3

Students in the English teaching assistantship program may also use ENGL 592 hours to count as elective hours. All English teaching assistants are required to enroll in ENGL 592 each semester they are teaching.

Students in the Communication teaching assistantship program may also use ENGL 594 hours to count as elective hours. All Communication teaching assistants are required to enroll in ENGL 594 each semester they are teaching.

Students in the Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing program must maintain a 3.0 average and must have no more than one “C” grade during the course of the program. No more than one course with a grade of “C+,” “C” or “C-” can be used to meet graduation requirements. If a candidate earns a second grade less than “B-,” he/she has the option to retake the course, but must raise the grade to a “B” or better. The higher grade will replace the lower one in the GPA calculation. Candidates are only allowed one opportunity to retake the course and are suspended from taking any other courses in the program while they retake the course. Students with teaching assistantships who receive a “U” grade in ENGL 592 will not be permitted to retake ENGL 592, though they may continue in the Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing program.​

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