The Craft of Writing
R1A 001 | Session A | CCN: 15384
The Language of Influence: Can Words Change the World?
Date / Time: Tu/We/Th 10:00am - 12:29pm
The rhetorical approach to reading and writing takes seriously the idea that language is a force in the world. Our words do not simply represent ideas. Rather, our words transform our situations and influence our actions. With this in mind, we will learn to read and write persuasively, ethically, and with an eye toward the relationship between language and society.
This course introduces rhetorical approaches to reading and writing argumentative discourse. Students will practice close reading, and write essays developed through class discussion of rhetorical strategies from a variety of texts.