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College of Arts & Sciences
Speech Communication & Rhetoric

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About the Program

Undergraduate Studies

A Minor to Make a Difference

The USC program in Speech Communication & Rhetoric offers a rigorous and relevant undergraduate minor. Through dedicated inquiry into spoken and written discourse, the minor affords an opportunity to understand how politics, law, business, and culture all depend on our capacity to exchange words, undertake meaningful debate, and question the ways in which language functions as a form of power.

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Graduate Studies

A Critical Edge

The University of South Carolina is a leading center for the advanced interdisciplinary study of communication and rhetoric. With a shared commitment to humanistic and critical inquiry, the faculty and graduate students in the Speech Communication & Rhetoric Program work in close collaboration to explore the theoretical and practical questions that attend the development, use, and power of the theoretical and communicative arts.

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News & Events

2012-13 Faculty Searches: Speech Communication & Rhetoric

Position 1: Cultural-Critical Rhetoric [PDF]
Position 2: Public Advocacy & Political Rhetoric [PDF]

Pat Gehrke has been awarded the National Communication Association’s 2011 Philosophy of Communication Division Book Award. The award recognizes Gehrke’s 2009 book, The Ethics and Politics of Speech: Communication and Rhetoric in the 20th Century.

New Faculty... This fall, Gina Ercolini joins the USC Speech Communication & Rhetoric faculty. Professor Ercolini received her PhD from Penn State University and works in the areas of contemporary rhetorical theory, the history of rhetoric, and the rhetoric of philosophy.


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