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ENGL 764. Teaching Workshop for Writing Instructors. 3 Credits.

Introduction to current issues in composition pedagogy, research, and theory, focusing on how they inform teaching practices. Structured support and development in the teaching of first-year writing.

Rhetoric, Writing and Culture

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in Rhetoric, Writing and Culture is open to all qualified graduates of universities and colleges of recognized standing. The Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing and Culture provides students with employable skills in the area of professional and technical communication. This innovative and regionally unique program invites students to work at the intersection of rhetorical, textual, and cultural studies. The number of positions available in technical communication significantly surpasses the number of new Ph.D.s produced each year by a sizable margin. Graduates from North Dakota State University's program may pursue careers as:


Master of Arts Our program encourages individuality and collaboration as it prepares candidates for careers both within academia and beyond. Graduates have gone on to top-tier Ph.D. programs or opted to work in industry or for national and local nonprofits. Admissions Requirements Graduate studies in English is open to all qualified applicants who hold a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in English or a related field from an accredited college or university.  Financial Assistance Graduate teaching assistantships are available and are awarded on the basis of the applicant's scholastic record, letters of recommendation, and the student's letter of interest. All students admitted full-standing are eligible for an assistantship in the Department of English. Letters of interest (if applicable) for teaching assistantships should be submitted at the same time that the application to the program is submitted to the Graduate School and should address prior experience and qualifications.