Writing and Rhetoric

Writing and Rhetoric courses teach students that reading and thinking critically are essential to developing powerful writing skills. One of the tenets of the Writing and Rhetoric Program is that problem-solving and creative, persuasive, and effective writing depend on the ability to analyze discourse critically.


    Admission Information

    • Apply to the Humanities admission category on the St. George campus
    • Six Grade 12 U or M courses, including English are required
    • Students outside of Ontario should have the equivalent senior high school credits


    Honours Bachelor of Arts Program

    • Writing and Rhetoric (minor)


    First-Year Courses

    • INI 103H - Writing Essays
    • INI 104H - Writing Reports


    Advice for First Year

    Students who are interested in studying writing and rhetoric should take INI 103H1 and/or INI 104H1 in first year. Students should also consider taking TRN 190Y1 – Critical Reading and Critical Writing, and/or ENG 110Y1 - Narrative. How can students use the Writing and Rhetoric minor? Combine it with another major or specialist program to demonstrate communication skills.



    You will graduate with a solid grounding in different modes of writing and with highly developed, transferable skills. This program will provide you with powerful communication skills that will prove useful in graduate schools, professional schools, and the workplace.


    Direct career options include:

    Communications Specialist Researcher
    Marketing Manager Public Affairs Officer
    Print Journalist Editorial Assistant
    Editor Public Opinion Researcher
    Technical Writer Customer Service Coordinator
    Advertising Copywriter Community Relations Coordinator
    Public Relations Specialist Fundraiser
    Webmaster/Content Developer Librarian
    Publisher Copy Editor


    Learn more about the Faculty of Arts & Science by reading our Viewbook


    First Year