Mar 03, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies, B.A.

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120 hours (minimum)

Any student earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must complete a minimum of 39 hours at the 300+ level. These hours are generally completed by the Major Requirements. However, keep this hour requirement in mind as you choose your course work for the requirements in the major. See the complete description of College requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree .

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: 30

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3

College Requirements

I. Foreign Language: 0-14

II. Disciplinary Requirements

a. Natural Science: 6

b. Social Science: 6

c. Humanities: 3

III. Laboratory or Field Work: 3

IV. Electives: 3

College Requirement hours: 21-35

Major Requirements

Core Courses hours: 6

Other Course Work Required for the Major

From the Major Department

  • Three hours of WRD courses at the 200-level or above Credit(s): 3
  • Twelve hours of WRD courses at the 300-level (excluding WRD 300 ) Credit(s): 12
  • Twelve hours of WRD courses at the 400-500 level (excluding WRD 430 ) Credit(s): 12

From Outside the Major Department

Choose 6 outside WRD at the 200+ level.

Total Major hours: 39


  • Free Electives Credit(s): 6

Elective hours: 6

Total Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120

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