Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

Undergraduate Rhetoric Program


  • Rhetoric 100, 101, and 102
  • Rhetoric 103 and 104
  • Rhetoric 105

are all courses or course sequences that fulfill the Composition I requirement, a cornerstone of the General Education curriculum at UIUC. These courses are designed for first-year students. We also offer courses in Advanced Composition (Rhetoric 233), where students can refine their practice of argumentation and effective use of prose style.

In 2012, the Undergraduate Rhetoric Program received a Writing Program Certificate of Excellence from the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Check back soon for updated student learning outcomes (SLOs) and other information about Undergraduate Rhetoric course offerings.