Rhetoric Level academics

At the Rhetoric level, students are expected to grow in their capacity in both writing and speaking to inform, persuade, or motivate particular audiences in specific situations.  Students in Rhetoric level classrooms will be expected to practice these skills as they debate, discuss, and write while interacting with ideas and concepts of increasing complexity.  The instructor in the Rhetoric classroom will give more and more responsibility to the student in their discussions, giving opportunity to express their thoughts clearly, encouraging students think creatively, and interact with their peers respectfully.