Rhetoric is an emphasis offered by the Department of Communication Arts that is designed to familiarize students with issues relevant to the study of persuasive communication, from the roots of rhetorical studies in the classical world to recent developments in theory, criticism, and practice.

The emphasis focuses on the study and practice effective oral, written, and visual communication, giving students a foundation for developing their analytic and communication skills.

A Communication Arts major with an emphasis in Rhetoric requires 10 courses total. Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog.


Anthony Fleury
Anthony Fleury, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Communication Arts
T. Scott Frank
T. Scott Frank, M.F.A.
Professor of Communication Arts
Bill Cameron
William Cameron, M.F.A.
Professor of Communication Arts
Dan Shaw
C. Daniel Shaw, M.A.
Assistant Professor of Communication Arts, Designer/Technical Director of Olin Fine Arts Center

Karin Maresh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication Arts