PhD Candidate Kendall Belopavlovich lectures in Public Speaking & Multimedia.

Michigan Technological University is located within Ojibwa (Chippewa) homelands and ceded-territory established by the Treaty of  1842, the shared lands and waters of Native American nations in Gakiiwe'onaning (Keweenaw Bay), Gete-gitgaaning (Lac Vieux Desert), Mashkii-ziibing (Bad River), Odaawaa-zaaga'iganing (Lac Courte Oreilles), Waaswaaganing (Lac Du Flambeau), Miskwaabikong (Red Cliff), Wezaawaagami-ziibiing (St. Croix), Zaka'aaganing (Sokaogon Mole Lake), Nagaajiwanaag (Fond du Lac), Misi-zaaga'iganiing (Mille Lacs), and Gaa-mitaawangaagamaag-ininwag (Sandy Lake).

Graduate Study in Humanities

Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture

The graduate program in Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture is grounded in interdisciplinary coursework, a foundation that gives students opportunities to address diverse research areas that cohere around critical, humanistic questions about cultural and discursive practices, histories, and theories.

Our faculty’s research spans a variety of fields, including communication and human-machine communication; writing pedagogy and composition studies; cultural studies, film studies, literature and creative writing; media studies and digital media; philosophy and ethics; rhetoric; social justice and social informatics; and visual studies. Our faculty work closely with graduate students at all stages: from coursework to further research, and dissertation writing.

Degrees Offered

The Humanities Department offers two advanced degrees in Rhetoric, Theory and Culture:

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