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Department of Communication, Media, & Persuasion

Rhetoric & Media Affairs

Rhetoric and Media Affairs is a major that emphasizes public rhetoric and persuasion in a wide variety of contexts and media. Students get a broad education in practical courses that help them become better communicators and in theoretical courses that help them understand the persuasiveness of public messages. Students who emphasize Rhetoric and Media Affairs are better equipped to write and evaluate messages communicated to the public, to write and evaluate arguments in law, politics, and the corporate world. Also an excellent major for those interested in a career in law.
Potential jobs in the field: spokesperson/communication specialist for advocacy groups/non-profit organizations/ government organizations, public affairs specialist, political campaigns, legislative representative, lobbyist, public outreach specialist, policy analyst, diplomatic relations.
Rhetoric & Media Affairs
  • Career Track Electives:
  • Take 9 credits, six (6) of which are at 3000-level or above from the CMP course listings. Students are encouraged to take classes that fit in their overall career objectives. Students should meet with their major advisor to help plan their Career Track Elective courses.


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