Rhetoric and Composition

To determine which rhetoric and composition course or courses you will be taking, you will need to complete the Directed Self Placement (DSP). This self-assessment should take between 1–2 hours to complete. First, make sure you have created a myUSF account. Then:

  • Log in to myUSF
  • On your main dashboard, click the square button that says "Canvas" OR the "Canvas Link" as shown below.

Canvas

OR

  • Click on "Dashboard" in Canvas, and you should see the Directed Self Placement. If you do not see the DSP, please email rhetoricandlanguage@usfca.edu with your 8 digit student ID number.

Dashboard

  • Follow the directions within the Directed Self Placement

When you complete the DSP, you'll be instructed to choose which Rhetoric course to register for. 

If you choose RHET 195, your core A2 requirement will be completed upon successful completion of this course. Please know that spaces in RHET 195 are limited. If you choose this course and cannot obtain a spot, please write to rhetoricandlanguage@usfca.edu for assistance.

If you choose RHET 110 or 110N, you must also complete RHET 120 (or other selected course options carrying A2 credit). RHET 120 fulfills your Core A2 requirement. Rhetoric 110N has a writing lab component that provides you with additional academic support, and you will earn six credits instead of four.

If you choose RHET 106 or 106N, you must also complete RHET 110 and RHET 120 (or other selected course options carrying A2 credit).  RHET 120 fulfills your Core A2 requirement. Rhetoric 106N has a writing lab component that provides you with additional academic support, and you will earn six credits instead of four. 

Transfer students: Many transfer students will take core A2 classes such as RHET 250 or 295, or a specialized writing course designed for certain majors. Some transfer students choose to start with RHET 110 or 110N.  Your writing requirement is fulfilled upon successful completion of any Core A2 class.