21W.013 Writing and Rhetoric: Introduction to Contemporary Rhetoric


Class Info

Considers how rhetoric shapes current events in politics, science, and society. Students study rhetoric as a theoretical framework for developing persuasive arguments, as a method of analyzing written, oral, and visual texts, and as a mode of human inquiry. Assignments include analytical, persuasive, and research-based essays, as well as oral presentations, group discussions, and debates. Readings drawn from political speeches, scientific arguments, and popular media. Limited to 18.

This class has no prerequisites.

21W.013 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by L. Harrison-Lepera.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 56-191.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-HW.

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