Core A2 (Rhetoric & Composition) Pathway to Completion

All USF students are required to complete the Core A2 (Rhetoric & Composition) requirement prior to graduation.

Core A2 and Business Core Courses

Core A2 completion is a co-requisite or pre-requisite for all School of Management (SOM) Business Core courses (BUS 201, BUS 202, 204, 205, 302, 304, 305, 308, 401/403/406) other than BUS 100.  Therefore, it is important to start your Rhetoric & Composition sequence during your first semester and continue until you have completed the Core A2 requirement.

The Rhetoric and Composition Placement Process

After being admitted to USF, most students complete a self-directed placement during Webtrack to place themselves into a Rhetoric and Composition course and pathway.  Some students are placed into AEM courses by the Department of Academic English for Multilingual Students (depending on test scores).

Pathways to Core A2 Completion

Please follow these pathways from initial placement to Core A2 requirement completion.

Pathway 1

  1. First, take AEM course(s) as determined by the Department of Academic English for Multilingual Students.
  2. Next, take RHET 106 or RHET 106N (106N is an intensive section with 2 additional hours of class time for working on writing projects with professor assistance).
  3. Next, take RHET 110 or RHET 110N (110N is an intensive section with 2 additional hours of class time for working on writing projects with professor assistance). 
  4. Finally, take RHET 120 (or it's equivalent - see degree evaluation for options).
  5. Core A2 is now complete.

Pathway 2

  1. First, take RHET 106 or RHET 106N (106N is an intensive section with 2 additional hours of class time for working on writing projects with professor assistance).
  2. Next, take RHET 110 or RHET 110N (110N is an intensive section with 2 additional hours of class time for working on writing projects with professor assistance). 
  3. Finally, take RHET 120 (or it's equivalent - see degree evaluation for options).
  4. Core A2 is now complete.

Pathway 3

  1. First, take RHET 110 or RHET 110N (110N is an intensive section with 2 additional hours of class time for working on writing projects with professor assistance).
  2. Next, take RHET 120 (or it's equivalent - see Degree Evaluation for options).
  3. Core A2 is now complete.

Pathway 4

  1. First, take RHET 130.
  2. Next, take RHET 131.
  3. Core A2 is now complete. Your Core A1 (Public Speaking) requirement is also complete.

Pathway 5

  1. Take RHET 195 (or it's equivalent - see degree evaluation for options).
  2. Core A2 is now complete.

Questions?

If you have any questions about your Rhetoric and Course placement or the subsequent course that you should take, please email som_ug_advising@usfca.edu, or call 415-422-2369.

If you are currently enrolled in AEM courses and have not yet taken RHET 106 or RHET 106N, please email aem@usfca.edu.