Department of

Writing Studies & Rhetoric

The Department of Writing Studies and Rhetoric offers courses that reinforce writing and effective communication. The courses and programs cultivate a community of writers and speakers who become informed, skillful, and ethical communicators – leaders in their careers and their communities.

In the Classroom

Our Programs

The department offers majors and minors in writing studies and rhetoric.


At Hofstra

The Student Experience

The department offers you the resources and opportunities you need to extend and enhance your education.

About the Department

The study of writing and rhetoric is critically important in our global and networked society. Expertise in written language and oral communication is essential in all occupations and vocations and in all kinds of human interactions.

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Your Future

Career Potential

See where graduates from the Department of Writing Studies and Rhetoric went next, whether it was entering a career or continuing their studies for a graduate degree.

Contact the Department

Our Office

124A Mason Hall

Writing Studies


Department Chair

Dr. Ethna Lay
123 Mason Hall