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The Program in Writing and Rhetoric offers notations in cultural rhetorics and science communication.

A Notation is a designation that appears on your transcript indicating your advanced work in rhetoric and communication. It is like a minor but allows more latitude in completing the required work and focuses on an interdisciplinary ePortfolio rather than a high number of additional courses.

Click on the cards below to learn more about each notation program.

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Notation in Cultural Rhetorics

Consider the ways that language, rhetoric, and ideas operate across cultures and traditions

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Notation in Science Communication

Develop the ability to communicate technical information to a variety of audiences using multiple genres and modes

How do students earn a Notation?

To earn the official "Notation" designation on their transcript, students complete a focused program that combines coursework, advising and a capstone ePortfolio.

Learn more about Notation Academic Requirements  

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Upcoming and Recent Events

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May 23, 2022 | 5:00PM

NSC Applications are Open!

Applications to join the Notation in Science Communication are due by 5PM on May 23rd. See the NSC Application Process page for more information.

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April 22, 2022

NSC @ TEACH 2022 Conference

Several students from the NSC Class of 2022 and NSC Coordinator Emily Polk participated in a plenary panel discussion at the Teach 2022 Sustainable Teaching and Learning conference

Panel speakers Haivan Hoang, Rory Ong, and Jennifer Sano-Franchini
February 25, 2022 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Dimensions of Asian and Asian American Rhetorics

Presented by the Notation in Cultural Rhetorics, the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, and the Asian American Activities Center (A3C), this panel discussion explores what the study of rhetoric looks like in the context of Asian and Asian American experiences.

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