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WSCR minor




Complete the online form to declare Writing, Public Speaking, and Critical Reasoning as a minor or by contacting the English Department at

WSCR Course List

A worksheet is available to track your progress in the Minor.

Not all of the courses listed below are offered every academic year.
For current courses: view WSCR Course list above.

Requirements for the Minor:

1. The minor requires 24 credits distributed as follows:

Two courses in Writing from this list:

  • WR 123 College Composition III
  • WR 320 Scientific and Technical Writing
  • WR 321 Business Communication
  • WR 423 Advanced Composition
  • ENG 420 The Art of the Sentence
  • ENG 413 Theories of Literacy

Two courses in Rhetoric from this list (at least one of which must be ENG 200 or 330):

  • ENG 200 Public Speaking
  • ENG 330 Oral Controversy and Advocacy
  • ENG 491 Rhetoric and Ethics
  • ENG 492 History of Rhetoric and Composition
  • ENG 493 Modern Rhetorical Criticism

Two courses in Reasoning from this list:

  • PHIL 103 Critical Reasoning
  • PHIL 325 Logic, Inquiry, and Argument ( prerequisite: one course in Philosophy)
  • ENG 335 Inventing Arguments

Optional (may be used in any of the above categories):

  • WR 198 Independent Study (by prior approval of the Director; variable credit)
  • ENG 404 Community Literacy Internship (by prior approval of the Director; one credit)
  • ENG 494 Reasoning, Speaking, Writing

2. To count in the Minor, all classes must be taken for a grade of mid-C or better with the exception of ENG 404 Community Literacy Internship, which can be taken with a P.

3. Only two courses taken for the Minor may be used to fulfill any other minor or major. WR 123 may be used for the Minor and to complete the University Writing Requirement.

4. All upper-division coursework for the Minor must be taken in residency at the University of Oregon.

5. Students must declare the Minor by filling out an online form or by contacting the English Department at

Direct inquiries to the English Department office, 346-3911 or the Center for Teaching Writing, 346-3922.