Department of Rhetoric and Composition
The Academy of Liberal Arts
Senior Instructors: R. Byford, M. Carter, V. Clark, A. Elshimi, G. Elshimi (Chair), M. Henry, R . Hoath, L. Holdijk , D. Jones, S. Makhlouf, G. Marquis (Interim Associate Dean), G. McCullough, Y. Motawy, K. Saville, T. Warren.
Instructors: A. Abdullah, P. Barsoum, F. Boutros, B. Comer, J. Drake, A. Elafifi, C. Faulk, D. Fyfe, L. Galabi, M. Gibson, A. Haist, I. Hamam, M. Hassan, T. Headrick, M. Hendershot, S. Holder, B. Johnston, S. Khabbar, J. Keevy (Associate Chair), D. Lamey, A. Leone, J. Maklad, S. McEwen , M. Mikhael, H. El Minyawi, Sh. Nour el Din, R. Panzarella, H. Shahin, Sh. Shash, B. Swanson, J. Verlenden, W. Wali, D. Waszkowski, A. Young, O. Young, S. Zaki
Rhetoric is the study of situations and practices that give rise to human communication. With training in both argumentation and analysis of symbolic and institutional discourses, rhetoricians study how meaning and persuasion function in a wide variety of contexts. Composition is the study and material practice of generating ideas for exchange. Using these two pillars to shape coursework, the Department of Rhetoric and Composition provides a solid foundation in persuasive and analytic writing and speaking in a variety of multi-modal, discipline-specific, and interdisciplinary genres.