University of California, Berkeley


The Department of Rhetoric is a leading center for interdisciplinary research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences. Linked by a common interest in the functions of discourse in all its forms, faculty and students engage the theoretical, historical, and cultural dimensions of interpretation and criticism, in fields as diverse as political theory, gender, law, media studies, philosophy, and literature. The department is also committed to the study of rhetorical traditions, from the classical era to contemporary rhetorical theory. 

Undergraduate Program

Rhetoric: BA, Minor

Graduate Program

Rhetoric: PhD

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Contact Information

Department of Rhetoric

7408 Dwinelle Hall #267

Phone: 510-642-1415

Fax: 510-642-8881

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Department Chair

James Porter

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Rhetoric Undergraduate Advising Office

Undergraduate Advisor


Rhetoric Graduate Advising Office

Graduate Advisor

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