Fall 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
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 messages, not only in writing and speech, but also through visual and digital mediums. 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 and speakers use to persuade their particular audiences, you will learn to reason better and to persuade others in your own writing, both through rhetorical appeals and through analysis of audience, purpose, and exigency that is at the heart of the study of rhetoric. For RHET 1302, you will read and reread texts and write multi‑draft essays. Practically speaking, you will learn skills that you can use in your future course work regardless of your major.
"Writing Analytically with Readings", David Rosenwasser and Jill Stephen, second edition, Wadsworth Publishing, 2011
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
three major essay assignments, blog posts, portfolio