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Writing & Rhetoric Involved with New Digital Media Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

Posted on: December 18th, 2015 by jsmitch1
Beginning fall 2016, the University of Mississippi will unveil a new interdisciplinary minor in Digital Media Studies. This minor will draw courses from Computer Science, Art, Journalism, and Writing and Rhetoric.The Digital Studies minor will give students access to careers in web development, data analytics, computational art, digital graphic design, data visualization, internet and social media marketing, and mobile application development. All students begin with 2 core courses, a new DMS 101 and a Computer Science 203. From there students will choose electives based on three tracks: Computing, Digital Communications, or Digital Art. The Digital Communications track will include Writing & Rhetoric courses, including Writing 350: Digital Writing.

Faculty Writing Groups Launch Meeting

Posted on: November 11th, 2015 by jsmitch1

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Lamar Hall 3rd floor, Writing Center | Refreshments provided

Jointly sponsored by the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and Institutional Research, Effectiveness, & Planning.

At this open house, learn about the structure and process of Faculty Writing Groups, discuss why this process works, and sign up for spring semester groups and our faculty writing groups bi-annual newsletter. More info in attached flyer.

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Writing & Rhetoric is Now Hiring!

Posted on: October 26th, 2015 by jsmitch1

W&R Logo BlueThe Department of Writing & Rhetoric is in search of a full time, 9-month, Instructor of Composition and Rhetoric. Applications are now being accepted.


If you know someone who would be a great fit, please forward the job ad to them. You can apply online or view the job ad here.