Learning Objectives for Students
- Improve your rhetorical capacities: You will learn to meet the needs of academic and public audiences and to understand the basic conventions of various genres by analyzing and adapting to varying rhetorical situations.
- Develop Information Literacy Skills: You will practice locating, evaluating, and ethically and persuasively using primary and secondary research materials. Research will become a habit of mind for inquiry, learning, critical thinking, and communicating.
- Refine your facility with argument: You will learn to write various types of arguments (some combination of position, exploratory, definition, evaluation, causal, and policy arguments) while developing an understanding of the logic of these arguments.