• Students will develop the skills needed for active involvement in academic discourse, such as critical inquiry and professional writing, by engaging in such activities as conference presentations and publication submissions.
• Students will develop an understanding of the relationships that exist between rhetorical, literary, critical, and linguistic traditions. Students will develop a foundational understanding of (a) the history of rhetoric, (b) applied rhetoric (composition pedagogy and critical inquiry), and (c) literature, and will demonstrate that understanding in the qualifying examinations.
• Students will develop an understanding of the relationships between cultural discourse, power distribution, and the dissemination of information, and will develop skills involved in engaging these issues critically and responsibly.
• Students will develop the rhetorical skills necessary for refashioning present realities and for leadership in a world of diverse discourses, and will develop skills involved in helping others to do the same.
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