Additional Elective Courses in Writing and Rhetoric

The Program in Writing and Rhetoric offers several elective courses every quarter that invite students to build on the skills they developed in PWR 1 and PWR 2, further developing their strategies of writing, rhetoric, and oral communication in a range of genres and modes. 

These elective courses align with one of the following thematic tracks: 

  • Cultural Rhetorics
  • Digital Media and Visual Communications 
  • Science Communication.  Note: All Science Communication courses fulfill requirements for earning a Notation in Science Communication (NSC).

Full course descriptions for the 2018-2019 elective offerings will be available by July 15, 2018. 

Questions about these courses? Write us at pwrcourses@stanford.edu.

Autumn 2018

  • PWR 91EE: Saving Lives with Picture Books. Instructor: Erik Ellis.
  • PWR 99A: Portfolio Preparation I (required of NSC students)
  • PWR 194EP: Introduction to Environmental Justice: Communicating Race, Class, Gender and the Environment. Instructors: Emily Polk and Sibyl Driver.

Also see Autumn 2018 elective courses from the Stanford Storytelling Project and the Oral Communication Program.

Winter 2019

Also see Winter 2019 elective courses from the Stanford Storytelling Project and the Oral Communication Program.

Spring 2019

  • PWR 91KDA: Scripting Entertainments (for a Better YouTube). Instructor: Kevin DiPirro.
  • PWR 91NSC: Introduction to Science Communication (open to all; required of NSC students)
  • PWR 91SP: Doctors' Stories: The Rhetoric of Illness and Healing. Instructor: Sarah Pittock.
  • PWR 91TB: Being [Blank] at Stanford. Instructor: Tessa Brown.
  • PWR 99A: Portfolio Preparation I (required of NSC students)

Also see Spring 2018 elective courses from the Stanford Storytelling Project and the Oral Communication Program.

Previous elective PWR courses not scheduled to be taught in 2018-19