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The Department of Rhetoric and Composition sees the study of rhetoric and written literacy as essential to academic, professional, civic and personal life. We acknowledge rhetoric's dynamic relationship to culture and thought, and we visualize writing and speaking as primary vehicles for professional and public discourse. In keeping with this vision, we seek to create a dynamic learning environment in which students develop writing and communication skills necessary for professional and academic settings.

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Make sure to check your course schedule again before you attend your RHET department classes. The Department of Rhetoric and Composition reserves the right to move you from one section into another in order to even out the student numbers in the sections for that course.

Students who are new to the program should check out our FAQs page for detailed information about our courses and policies.


RHET Courses

The following courses are required of all freshman students and must be completed during their freshman year:
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CORE 1010

Freshman Seminar (3 credits), taken in the first semester. Students focus on one of the following themes their CORE 1010 class.


RHET 1010

Freshman Writing (3 credits), taken in tandem with the CORE 1010 course during the same semester.

First Year Research Experience Wall Exhibition (FYRE)

RHET 1020

Research Writing (3 credits), taken in the semester immediately after passing RHET 1010.

The following courses may be taken as part of the have or as electives or Core requirements. Students who wish to take these courses must have at least completed Loading... or its equivalent (three credits) as a prerequisite.

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Undergraduate Research

RHET Research

Research is highly valued at AUC and you are encouraged to participate in research during your undergraduate studies. AUC defines undergraduate research as “an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original or creative contribution to a discipline.”  AUC has built a curriculum, from freshman to capstone year, taking you from the basic to the specialized and advanced levels of research.

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Contact Information

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall (HUSS), Room P078

AUC New Cairo

t + 20.2.2615.2033/34


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