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).


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

Autumn 2019

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

Winter 2020

Also see Winter 2020 elective courses from the Stanford Storytelling Project and the Oral Communication Program.

Spring 2020

  • PWR 91KSB: Science and Storytelling (can be applied to the Notation in Science Communication) Instructor: Kim Savelson
  • PWR 99A: Portfolio Preparation I (required of NSC and NCR students) Instructor: Meg Formato
  • PWR 194AV: Drawn from Life: The Power of True Stories in Autobio Comics Instructor: Angela Becerra Vidergar

Also see Spring 2020 elective courses from the Stanford Storytelling Project and the Oral Communication Program.

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