Studying the Language of Everyday Life
Rhetoric is the language we use in everyday life to persuade others. The term describes communication for multiple purposes. Rhetoric can be found in advertisements, web pages, social media, politics, workplace writing, and personal relationships.
The Department of Rhetoric and Writing at UA Little Rock offers first-year composition to help improve writing skills. We also maintain the University Writing Center where all students are welcome to work on specific writing needs. Our degree programs prepare students for careers that require strong writing, communication, and critical thinking skills.
- Master of Arts in Professional and Technical Writing (three concentrations: Editing and Publishing, Nonfiction Writing, and Technical Writing)
- Business and Professional Writing Graduate Certificate
- Online Writing Instruction Graduate Certificate
Through coursework and internships, our students develop practical writing, editing, and document design skills. You will know how to design documents to meet the needs of specific groups of readers and how to edit and proofread.