Department of Writing and Rhetoric

O'Dowd Hall, Room 378
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-2746
fax: (248) 370-2748

Department of Writing and Rhetoric

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric (WRT) addresses the evolving nature of persuasion and written communication in the 21st century.

We offer a Major and Minor in Writing and Rhetoric. Through tracks in professional writing, writing for digital media, and writing studies, our degree programs prepare students for work as writers, editors, new media composers, writing consultants, and educators in a variety of public, private, and educational settings.

Our faculty offer a wide range of writing courses that are open to majors and non-majors alike, including:

Technical Writing
Digital Storytelling
Creative Nonfiction
Business Writing
Grant Writing
Writing for Digital Media
Legal Writing
Science Writing
Community Service Writing

And we offer courses focused on a range of contemporary rhetorical, educational, and research practices, including:

Global Rhetorics
Teaching Writing
Digital Culture
Rhetoric and Video Games
Rhetoric of Web Design
Writing Center Studies

Many of our courses fulfill general education requirements for writing-intensive, knowledge applications, global perspectives, and diversity. Check out a full list of our general education and upper-level Course Offerings, or see more information about the range of Featured Classes we're offering in fall 2018 and winter 2019.

Learn more about Oakland University's award-winning, nationally recognized First-Year Writing ProgramGet information about our Graduate Courses, including courses in Teaching Writing and Teaching Writing with Digital Media.