Requirements for the Rhetoric Major

**Please be advised that this is only a list of the requirements for the major.  In addition to major requirements, all students must complete the General Education requirements that the College of Letters & Science mandates.  Please check your Academic Progress Report in CalCentral or plan to meet with an L&S advisor in order to clarify your General Education requirements.**


(Grade of C or better in 10 or 20 required to declare the major, however both courses are required to complete the major.)
  •   Rhetoric 10
  •   Rhetoric 20

Major Requirements

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.
 This course must be approved by the Undergraduate Major Advisor.

Special & Individual Topics (optional)

  •  189, Special Topics
  •  190AB, Honors Thesis — Seniors with 3.5 UCB / 3.7 Rhetoric GPA only
  •  197, External Internship (3 units, P/NP) — Student Initiated
  •  198, Supervised Group Study (3 units, P/NP) — Student initiated
  •  199, Supervised Independent Study (1-3 units, P/NP)