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Interdisciplinary Writing and Rhetoric Minor

Interdisciplinary Writing and Rhetoric Minor


A minimum of 30 graded credit hours

At least 15 credit hours must be upper division

A minimum grade of “C-“ and a cumulative GPA of 2.00 (or better) is required in all courses counting toward the minor.

A minimum of 10 graded credit hours counting toward the minor must be completed at Eastern Oregon University.

No more than one course used to meet the requirements for another major or minor will count toward the minimum 30 credits required for the IWR minor.

Students cannot declare both the Professional and Public Writing Minor and the Interdisciplinary Writing and Rhetoric Minor.


Complete all three courses below, preferably waiting to take WR 322 until most electives are complete

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
COM 152Introduction to Web Design [APC]4
WR 222Intro to Rhetoric [AEH,UWR]4WR 121
WR 322Interdisciplinary Rhetoric3WR 222

GROUP 1 ELECTIVES: 6 credits

Complete a minimum of 6 credits from the Group 1 listing

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
WR 220Methods of Tutoring [UWR]4WR 121
WR 281Writing in the Community [AEH,UWR]4WR 121
WR 320Professional Writing [UWR]3WR 121 & Junior standing
WR 330Digital Rhetoric [UWR]3Junior or Senior standing
WR 351Professional Editing & Publishing [available in even years]4At least Junior standing
WR 360Lit Discrimination and Power [DPD,UWR]3At least Sophomore standing
WR 393Rhetoric or Public Culture [AEH,UWR]3WR 121 and Sophomore standing

GROUP 2 ELECTIVES: 14 credits

Complete a minimum of 14 credit hours using courses listed below and/or additional courses from Group 1 above. Please note that not all courses are offered both online and on campus, and some are offered more frequently than others.

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
ANTH 312Native People of North America [DPD,UWR]5
ANTH 342Heritage and Museums [available in even years]5
ANTH 356Language & Culture5
ART 101Foundation of Visual Literacy [APC]4
ART 205Art History II [AEH, UWR]3
ART 206Art History III [AEH, UWR]3
ART 227Graphics [APC]4
ART 321Digital Design [APC]4
BA 225Business Communications [UWR]4WR 121
COM 162Communication Design [APC]4
COM 252New Media [APC]4
COM 452Advanced New Media4COM 125 or COM 252
ENGL 316Approaches to Grammar [AEH,UWR]4At least Junior standing
HIST 203Historical Methods [AEH, UWR]5
HIST 319US History Through Film5
HIST 322The West in Film5
HIST 345Environmental History5
NAT 305Native American Activism5
NAT 370Native American Law5
POLS 340Politics and Media [SSC, UWR]5
PSY 222Writing in Psychology [UWR]3PSY 201, 202
SOC 344Selling the News [SSC]2SOC 205 recommended
SOC 345Media/Politics/Prop [SSC]5SOC 205 recommended
SPAN 323Language & Culture III4SPAN 207, 208, 209
SPAN 425Translation Theory/Practice4SPAN 344, 345
WR 230News Writing [UWR]4WR 121 or equivalent
WR 241Intro to Fiction Writing [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 242Intro to Poetry Writing [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 243Screenwriting Fundamentals [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 248Intro Writing in Genres [APC]3Sophomore standing
WR 310Selected Topics in Writing (with approval)1 to 6
WR 329Grant Writing1 to 3WR 121 or equivalent & Sophomore standing
WR 348Intermediate Writing in the Genres4WR 248 & Junior or Senior standing
WR 409Practicum (with approval)1 to 5
WR 410Special Topics (with approval)1 to 6
WR 436Themes Writing/Rhetoric3WR 222 and Junior standing
WR 493Writing Theory3WR 121, one literature course & Junior or Senior standing

Total credits required for minor: 30 

If the requirements for the minor are not met at the time of graduation, the minor will not be awarded.

Minor ended spring 2022 – changed to Professional and Public Writing minor

Last EPCC update September 2014