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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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November 11, 2022 | 11 AM

Music at the Farm: A Conversation with Okaidja Afroso

Please join us for an informal gathering of community at Stanford’s magical O’Donohue Family Farm to meet Ghanaian musician and composer Okaidja Afroso. The Portland-based artist draws from the ecological knowledge of the Indigenous Gadangme fishermen of Ghana’s Atlantic Gulf of Guinea to grapple with what it means to commune with the spirits of the sea in the face of climate change and modernization. 

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September 28, 2022 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Notations Pizza Party

A pizza party to kick off the new school year. Students from both the NCR and the NSC are invited.

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May 20, 2022 | 9:30AM

Congrats to our NSC Grads!

Seven students earned their Notation in Science Communication at our ceremony on May 20th, including: May Aye, Citlali Blanco, Joshua Buchi-Ahiabuike, Natalie Cross, Trudie Grattan, Vrinda Suresh, and Nuzhah Tarsoo.

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