University of Minnesota
literacy & rhetorical studies
center for writing

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graduate minor in Literacy & Rhetorical Studies

waterfallThe interdisciplinary graduate minor in Literacy and Rhetorical Studies (LRS) offers graduate students opportunities to interrogate issues related to writing and literacy, and to do so with faculty members drawn from disciplines across the University (download our current flyer here [PDF file]).

Students enrolled in this minor craft individualized programs that will complement their degree programs and open new perspectives for scholarship and teaching. LRS students' specific literacy-related interests have included (but are not limited to) historical, feminist, and cultural analysis of literacy and rhetoric; theories and practices of writing pedagogy; reading and writing in non-academic settings; and effects of technology on literacy practice.


Richard Graff
Director of Graduate Studies, LRS Minor
Associate Professor, Writing Studies
221 Nolte Center
315 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Kirsten Jamsen
Director, Center for Writing
10 Nicholson Hall
216 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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