Forum Series

11/03/2016 1:35 pm

  The Forum Series’ central programming focus is geared toward students. Lectures and performances are concerned with intellectual, social, and cultural matters of general interest to deepen and broaden students’ education at Rockford University. Participation is r read more

Rhetoric Courses FAQ

08/05/2016 4:01 pm

RHETORIC COURSES FAQ   Frequently Asked Questions: All-University, General Education Rhetoric Sequence Note: These FAQs are answered here for your convenience.  The answers are not provided to replace or supersede the Rockford University academic catalog.  read more

Rhetoric Core Syllabi

08/05/2016 4:00 pm

RHETORIC CORE SYLLABI   RHET 101: Introductory Rhetoric Course content The first of a three-course sequence, Rhetoric 101 introduces rhetorical principles and their use in persuasive academic writing. Required papers will emphasize argument and focus on strategies read more

Rhetoric Courses

08/05/2016 4:00 pm

RHETORIC COURSES   The rhetoric sequence at Rockford University consists of three classes: Rhetoric 101 – Introductory Rhetoric Rhetoric 102 – Intermediate Rhetoric Rhetoric 351 – Applied Rhetoric The applied rhetoric classes provide students with opportunities to read more


08/05/2016 3:59 pm

FACULTY Department Information English Scarborough Hall 5050 E. State St. Rockford, IL 61108 815-226-4098 Michael Perry, Ph.D. MPerry@rockford.edu  Apply Now  Request Info  Visit Campus  Give a gift

Scholarships and Awards

08/05/2016 3:59 pm

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS   Colleen Holmbeck Poetry Prize  The Colleen Holmbeck Poetry Prize is sponsored by the English Department of Rockford University and the Academy of American Poets. Named in recognition of a 1956 RC graduate and advocate of the arts on o read more

Careers and Internships

08/05/2016 3:58 pm

CAREERS AND INTERNSHIPS English continues to be one of the premier majors for graduate programs in law, medicine, business administration, international relations, library science, education and journalism. English is a respected major in the business and professional c read more

Programs of Study

08/05/2016 3:58 pm

PROGRAMS OF STUDY   Degree Requirements All students majoring in English are required to take the core and supporting courses plus credits from among literature, creative writing, and rhetorical studies seminar courses. To graduate with a degree in English, student read more


08/05/2016 3:57 pm

ENGLISH The English department offers students many ways to meet the challenges of Rockford University’s mission and vision. Our courses help students discover the practical value of critical inquiry and intensive textual analysis, consider how different cultural perspe read more