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Additional Elective Courses in Writing and Rhetoric

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The Program in Writing and Rhetoric offers several elective courses every quarter that invite students to build on the skills they developed in PWR 1 and PWR 2, further developing their strategies of writing, rhetoric, and oral communication in a range of genres and modes. These courses do not fulfill the WR-1 or WR-2 university requirements.

These elective courses align with one of the following thematic tracks: 

  • Cultural Rhetorics. Note: All Cultural Rhetorics courses fulfill requirements for earning a Notation in Cultural Rhetorics (NCR).

  • Science Communication.  Note: All Science Communication courses fulfill requirements for earning a Notation in Science Communication (NSC).

  • Digital Media and Visual Communications.

Questions about these courses? Write us at pwrcourses@stanford.edu.

Autumn 2021

Also see Autumn 2021 elective courses from the Oral Communication Program.

Winter 2022

Also see Winter 2022 elective courses from the Stanford Storytelling Project and the Oral Communication Program.

Spring 2022

  • PWR 91SP: Doctors' Stories: The Rhetoric of Illness and Healing.   Instructor: Sarah Pittock. MW 9:30-11:15AM.  Science Communication track.
  • PWR 99A: Portfolio Preparation I (required of NSC and NCR students) Instructor: Emily Polk. Mondays 4-5PM. Science Communication track.
  • PWR 194KTA: Race, Misogyny, and the Law. Instructor: Kathleen Tarr. TTh 3:30-5:15PM.  Cultural Rhetorics track.

Also see Spring 2022 elective courses from the Stanford Storytelling Project and the Oral Communication Program.