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Refine your rhetorical strategies. Learn the secrets of crisp, clean prose. Explore the possibilities of storytelling. You’ll be given detailed feedback on your compositions. You’ll compile a portfolio. You’ll receive guidance on how to professionally publish your writing.

Skills You will Gain

Art of Rhetoric—Learn to delight, educate, and motivate readers in deliberate and hospitable ways. You’ll hone your versatility as a writer by analyzing genres, understanding audiences, and adapting your compositions with purpose.

Writing in the Public Sphere—You’ll receive feedback from professors and classmates. You’ll write online. You’ll reach readers both inside and outside of Ave Maria University. This exposure can strengthen your confidence as a writer who writes publicly.

Applying the Liberal Arts—Classical concepts, like the trivium and the cardinal virtues, can inform all writing tasks. You’ll apply these concepts to help you write effectively, efficiently, and ethically.

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Assistant Professor of Literature and Modern Languages (Italian)

Email:

deana.kelly@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7188

Office:

Canizaro Library 254

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Assistant Professor of Communications; Internship Coordinator and A/v Studio Director

Email:

justin.bonanno@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7964

Office:

Henkels 2018

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Assistant Professor of Literature

Email:

william.gonch@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7035

Office:

Henkels 3038

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Associate Professor of Communications and Literature; Director of the Writing Program

Email:

Gavin.Hurley@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1662

Office:

Henkels 2052

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Chair of the Communications And Literature Departments; Associate Professor of Communications

Email:

john.jasso@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7936

Office:

Henkels 2054

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Assistant Professor of Literature

Email:

jessica.schnepp@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7072

Office:

Canizaro Library 250

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REQUIRED COURSES

At least one class (4 credits) in rhetorical or literary theory:

COMM 303 Classical and Medieval Rhetoric

COMM 305 Contemporary Rhetorical Theory

LITR 223 Studies in Genre I

LITR 224 Studies in Genre II

EDUC 415: Children's Literature

Four classes (16 Credits), chosen from the following:

BUSN 200/COMM 205 Business Communication

COMM 250 Public Speaking

COMM 300 Writing and Dialogue: Plato to Podcasts

COMM 320/LITR 320 Creative Writing

COMM 340 Writing for Journalism

Approved COMM 418/LITR 415: Special Topics

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