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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

April 17th | 4:30 - 6:00 PM | Stanford O'Donohue Family Farm

Planetary Health Storytelling Workshop

In this dynamic workshop, participants will jump into fun, low-pressure, group activities that will get people to practice the skills and mindsets that fuel effective collaboration and communication. These include: listening, building on the ideas of others, turning mistakes into new opportunities, trusting our ideas, and using storytelling as effective communication.

October 11, 2023 | 4:00 - 5:15 PM | History Corner 200-034

A Reading & Discussion with Dr. Monica Gandhi, UCSF

How do scientists navigate communicating vital public health information during a pandemic? Dr. Monica Gandhi will read from her new book Endemic: A Post-Pandemic Playbook (Mayo Clinic Press). Discussion moderated by Kevin C. Moore from the Program in Writing and Rhetoric.

December 7, 2023 | 5:00 - 7:00PM | Stanford Farm

Environmental Justice Stories Told Live: Performances and Open Mic

Join us for a night of EJ storytelling at the Stanford Educational Farm to celebrate the release of Fronds: a Stanford EJ Anthology. Dinner, warm beverages, community and cozy vibes provided.

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