Welcome to Rhetoric

Rhetoric courses help students to develop skills in speaking, writing, listening, and critical reading, and to build competence in research, analysis, and argumentation.  We pay special attention to the practical, social and political bases of rhetoric from its beginnings in classical Greece through to its increasing importance in the present day.


The Writing Center helps all in the University community improve their writing, including attitudes and self-confidence about writing.


Our Speaking Center tutors work with students to improve their public speaking skills, gain confidence in joining class discussion, and improve basic conversational language skills.