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ENGL 215 - Rhetoric and Argument


PREREQUISITES: A grade of “C” or better in: ENGL 111 - English Composition  
PROGRAM: Liberal Arts
CREDIT HOURS MIN: 3
LECTURE HOURS MIN: 3
DATE OF LAST REVISION: Fall, 2017

This advanced composition course emphasizes an inquiry-driven approach to research-based analytic and argumentative writing. Students will develop advanced analytical, researching, and writing skills by completing an extensive argumentative project.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:

  1. Understand and apply the process of constructing rhetorical analysis and inquiry-based arguments.
  2. Apply critical thinking skills and writing strategies to communicate effectively within appropriate rhetorical contexts.
  3. Gather data, including primary and secondary sources, using a variety of research methods.
  4. Analyze and synthesize evidence to write arguments using formal documentation.
  5. Evaluate the validity of logic and reasoning in arguments.
  6. Recognize and explain rhetorical choices and critical perspectives in arguments.


COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

  • Primary research
  • Critical reading and thinking
  • Secondary research
  • Critical perspectives
  • Documentation
  • Forms of Argumentation
  • Rhetoric
  • Systems of logic
  • Research methods

 
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