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Course Code: ENGL115 Course ID: 5224 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Presidents winning elections, countries declaring war, spouses saving a marriage, students earning scholarships—all of these have something in common: argumentation. Mountains have been moved by masters of this craft. Just think of what such people as Martin Luther King, Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln achieved with the power of their words. There is, as Horace says, harmony in discord. We will explore that harmony and why Fredrick Douglass said there can be no progress without struggle. In this class, we will examine argument strategies and structures, interrogate assumptions, explore moral arguments with complex empirical questions, and analyze a variety of texts—popular culture, websites, advertisements, etc. Be prepared to work with a variety of evidence and opinions, cultures, counterclaims, evidentiary quality, and more, as we study and practice the art of argumentation. (Pre-requisite: ENGL101 or ENGL110)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
09/26/2022 - 03/03/2023 03/06/2023 - 04/30/2023 March Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session
10/31/2022 - 03/31/2023 04/03/2023 - 05/28/2023 April Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session
11/28/2022 - 04/28/2023 05/01/2023 - 06/25/2023 May Spring 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

General Concentration Objectives

  • Attain a wide breadth of knowledge in analyzing and synthesizing texts.
  • Compose texts that incorporate diverse perspectives through critical analysis and evaluation.

Writing and Communication Concentration Objectives

  • Examine effective and efficient written and oral communication across industries.
  • Interpret diverse viewpoints in written communication.
  • Create professional texts that conform to industry-specific expectations and facilitate communication.

General Concentration Objectives

  • Attain a wide breadth of knowledge in analyzing and synthesizing texts.
  • Compose texts that incorporate diverse perspectives through critical analysis and evaluation.

Writing and Communication Concentration Objectives

  • Examine effective and efficient written and oral communication across industries.
  • Interpret diverse viewpoints in written communication.
  • Create professional texts that conform to industry-specific expectations and facilitate communication.
Book Title:Various resources from Trefry Library and/or the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.