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Bachelor On Campus

Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication

James Madison University

48 months
Duration
24150 USD/year
24150 USD/year
7250 USD/year
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About

The Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication is offered by the James Madison University comprises a community of exceptional faculty, dedicated staff, talented students and energetic alumni in one of the only stand-alone schools dedicated to the art and science of communication across a variety of modes and genres. 

Overview

The Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication offered by the James Madison University emphasizes scholarly, humanistic and social scientific perspectives on the function and application of communication technologies, with instruction in areas such as:

  • Literacy studies
  • Rhetoric
  • Writing and tutoring pedagogy
  • Editing
  • Web theory and design
  • Publications management
  • Content and information management
  • Professional Writing

In addition to offering students the rhetorical tools with which to excel as professional communicators, the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) programs also prepare graduates for academic studies in Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication at the master's level.

There are a number of fields (and potential career paths) represented in this interdisciplinary major. A study of writing, rhetoric and technical communication combines scholarly, humanistic and social scientific perspectives on the function and application of communication technologies, with instruction in areas such as:

  • digital storytelling
  • web theory and design
  • content strategy
  • rhetorical theory
  • writing pedagogy
  • professional editing
  • publications management
  • writing for professional communities (nonprofits, health/medicine, business, industry, and government)

In addition to offering the rhetorical tools with which to excel as professional communicators, this field also prepares students for Master's level study in a variety of fields (public policy, public health, digital rhetoric, writing studies) as well as for professional programs such as law school.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Studies in Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication
  • Theory and Methods in Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication
  • Professional Editing
  • Language, Law and Ethics
  • Internship in Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication
  • Capstone in Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of the equivalent of a US secondary education
  • Minimal 2.5 GPA (Grade Point Average) - equivalent to 80% or a 'B-' average
  • Diploma or certification of graduation from High School in your home country
  • Undergraduate applicants who intend to major in theater, dance, music and studio art must also submit a portfolio and/or arrange an audition.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24150 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    24150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24150 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7250 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Harrisonburg

1050 - 1715 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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