Summer 2019 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Kirk, Kristina
Discipline and Number
RHET 1302 Section 052
TR Time 1:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Course Title

Description of Course:

RHET 1302 will prepare you for college-level writing while helping you develop your critical thinking skills. Rhetoric is the study and practice of how people communicate with audiences, not only in writing and speech, but also through visual and digital media. In this class, you will develop skills to analyze the way rhetoric, in its various forms, addresses audiences. By paying attention to the strategies that good writers use to address their readers, you will learn to reason better and to persuade others in your own writing, both through rhetorical appeals and through analysis of audience and purpose that is at the heart of the study of rhetoric. Practically speaking, you will also learn skills that you can use in your future coursework regardless of your major.

Required Texts:

Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments, Seventh Edition (2018) by Lester Faigley and Jack Selzer. Published in New York by Pearson. ISBN 10: 0-134-39287-6 or ISBN 13: 978-0-13439287-5.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

No prerequisite courses are necessary, though college-level writing abilities are expected.

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