ENGL115 - Argumentation and Rhetoric

Course Details

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
11/27/2023 - 05/03/2024 05/06/2024 - 06/30/2024 May Spring 2024 Session I 8 Week session
12/25/2023 - 05/31/2024 06/03/2024 - 07/28/2024 June Spring 2024 Session D 8 Week session
01/29/2024 - 06/28/2024 07/01/2024 - 08/25/2024 July Summer 2024 Session B 8 Week session
02/26/2024 - 08/02/2024 08/05/2024 - 09/29/2024 August Summer 2024 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/2024 - 08/30/2024 09/02/2024 - 10/27/2024 September Summer 2024 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/2024 - 10/04/2024 10/07/2024 - 12/01/2024 October Fall 2024 Session B 8 Week session

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.