Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies 111



Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (WRD) 111, like its counterpart couse WRD 110, is required for all first-year students at the University of Kentucky.


WRD faculty use 111 to focus on rhetorical analysis, deliberation, and argumentation. Students use their sharpened research skills in order to explore issues of public concern and to propose solutions based on well-developed arguments. To learn to analyze a public issue using rhetorical analysis, the entire class will explore together one contemporary social issue and related texts about it.


A significant component of the class consists of learning to use visual and digital resources, first to enhance written and oral presentations and later to communicate mass mediated messages to various public audiences.  Over the course of the semester, class members can expect to work independently, with a partner, and in a small group (team) to investigate, share findings, and compose and deliver presentations, as well as to practice and evaluate interpersonal and team dynamics in action. 


For more information on WRD at the University of Kentucky, click here.