Dec 03, 2023
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:
- Understand and apply the process of constructing rhetorical analysis and inquiry-based arguments.
- Apply critical thinking skills and writing strategies to communicate effectively within appropriate rhetorical contexts.
- Gather data, including primary and secondary sources, using a variety of research methods.
- Analyze and synthesize evidence to write arguments using formal documentation.
- Evaluate the validity of logic and reasoning in arguments.
- 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
- Forms of Argumentation
- Systems of logic
- Research methods
Course Addendum - Syllabus (Click to expand)