Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications

Robert Thomas Byrnes – In Memoriam

It is with great sadness that we inform our students of the passing of Professor Robert Byrnes on September 18, 2020 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Read more >


**The department of Rhetoric, Writing and Communication is now offering an Honours degree program. See more information available under Department Links**

Students who major in Rhetoric and Communications practise writing in a variety of genres and read contemporary non-fiction, analyze visual and verbal texts, trace the impact of print and electronic media on western culture, and – through the study of theory and close attention to textual practices – examine how ideology is embodied in discourse. Students with a B.A. in Rhetoric and Communications can enter graduate studies in such fields as Communications, Composition, Media Studies, and Rhetoric. They are also well prepared for public- and private-sector careers that depend on advanced analytical and communicative skills, especially in writing.


Academic Calendar


  • DRWC 2020-2021 Student Handbook (PDF)
  • DRWC 2020-2021 Student Courses (PDF)
  • DRWC 2020-2021 Spring Schedule (PDF)

DRWC Spring-Summer Contact Information (PDF)

Tari (Taremekedzwa) Muvingi
Department Assistant
Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications


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3rd Floor of Graham Hall
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 Updated: May 03, 2021