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"Today we are beginning to notice that the new media are not just mechanical gimmicks for creating worlds of illusion, but new languages with new and unique powers of expression." (1957) 

Eric McLuhan & Frank Zingrone, editors, Essential McLuhan, (New York: Routledge, 1997), 272.

The interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree in Writing, Rhetoric, and Media combines work in theory and research with a comprehensive emphasis on written, oral and visual modes of presentation and argument. It prepares graduate students to be professional and technical communicators in industry and government and to be teachers of writing and rhetoric in two-year colleges. In addition, the program provides the background necessary for students who plan to pursue a PhD in rhetoric or technical communication.