Mar 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Scripps Catalog 
2022-2023 Scripps Catalog

Writing and Rhetoric Major

Requirements for the Major

A major in Writing and Rhetoric requires a minimum of eight course credits plus the senior requirements (Writing Studio and Senior Thesis). Students planning to study writing during their semester abroad should consult carefully with the Writing and Rhetoric faculty to determine which courses may be accepted toward the major. In keeping with Scripps policy, all courses must be taken for letter grades to fulfill major requirements.

Foundational Courses

Three courses:

Writing Workshop Courses

Three courses selected from among the following:

Writing Studies, Discourse Studies, and Rhetoric

Minimum of two full courses selected from among the following:

Senior Thesis and Writing Studio

Senior Thesis may be completed in either fall or spring; Writing Studio may be taken prior to or concurrent with Senior Thesis.

Honors Requirements

A student who wishes to graduate with honors in Writing and Rhetoric must achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.67 in the major and earn an A or A- on the senior thesis.