(Grade of C or better in 10 or 20 required to declare the major, however both courses are required to complete the major.)
Overall grade point average of C required to graduate, all courses must be taken for a grade.
Required of all majors (32 units):
- Rhetoric 103A
- Rhetoric 103B
- 3 upper division courses in the specified area of concentration: 1) History & Theory of Rhetoric, 2) Public Discourse, 3) Narrative & Image
- 2 upper division electives from outside the area of concentration (1 course from each of the other areas)
- 1 upper division course (4 units, letter graded), related to the chosen area of concentration, from another department.
Special & Individual Topics (optional)
- 189, Special Topics
- 190AB, Honors Thesis -- Seniors with 3.5 UCB / 3.7 Rhetoric GPA only
- 198, Supervised Group Study (3 units, P/NP) -- Student initiated
- 199, Supervised Independent Study (1-3 units, P/NP)
Declaring the Major
The major may be declared after completion of Rhetoric 10 or 20 with a letter grade of C or better. Obtain a Petition to Declare the Major and the Rhetoric Major Application from the Undergraduate Assistant in 7406 Dwinelle Hall. The petition is also available from the College of Letters and Science, 206 Evans Hall. Present a copy of your transcript along with your petition and application to the Undergraduate Assistant for approval signature and a brief orientation.
The Faculty Adviser assists and advises Rhetoric majors about academic program plans and educational progress. Our Faculty Adviser rotates - check with the Department for the current Faculty appointment. The Undergraduate Assistant provides telebears registration information, College or Office of the Registrar petition signatures, and adviser code release. Your study list for telebear enrollment must be approved. When you receive notice to register in the mail, see the Undergraduate Assistant for your adviser code and the Undergraduate Assistant or the Rhetoric Adviser for study list approval. Updated and revised information, including class schedules, office hours, approved UCB courses, scholarship and prize announcements are posted on the Rhetoric Bulletin Boards and/or available in the Rhetoric Office.
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