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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

March 1, 2023 | 4:30 - 6:00PM

NSC Alumni Panel

Hear how former NSC students use their science communication skills to build successful careers. Email the NSC Coordinator at for the Zoom link.

February 14-15, 2023

A Series in Three Parts: Film, Workshop, Poetry Reading

Support NCR student Briana Garcia during her two-day event with poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, including a film screening, poetry workshop, and poetry reading. 

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February 15, 2023 | 4:30-6:00PM | History Corner 034

Writing the Mountains, Trees, and Air

Stanford scientists share their books, poems, and more. Featuring Rob Jackson, Lauren E. Oakes, and Richard Nevle.

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