The Rhetoric Department at Coe explores the role of speaking and writing at work in the world. We offer majors and minors in both Communication Studies and Writing, and we offer a wide variety of courses open to students from any major.
Whether you're just taking a few courses, or working on a major, rhetoric courses will help you
While perhaps the oldest discipline represented at Coe with a history reaching back 2,500 years, Rhetoric is one of the newest departments at the college and as such remains fresh, vital and ever-expanding in its offerings.
As a rhetoric student, you willlearn how to use ethos, pathos, and logos as Aristotle suggested back in the 4th century BCE. You'll also learn to critique today's electronic media, create documentaries and websites, and do research on communication topics that interest you.
Whether you take just a few Rhetoric courses, or work towards a major, our courses will prepare you for life after college. Our students have gone on to careers in:
For more information about courses we offer, visit our list of courses from the college catalog. For more information about our majors and minors, visit the Communication Studies or the Writing Major pages.