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
Registration02/26/2024 - 08/02/2024 Course Dates08/05/2024 - 09/29/2024 Start Month August SessionSummer 2024 Session I Weeks8 Week session
Registration03/25/2024 - 08/30/2024 Course Dates09/02/2024 - 10/27/2024 Start Month September SessionSummer 2024 Session D Weeks8 Week session
Registration04/29/2024 - 10/04/2024 Course Dates10/07/2024 - 12/01/2024 Start Month October SessionFall 2024 Session B Weeks8 Week session
Registration05/27/2024 - 11/01/2024 Course Dates11/04/2024 - 12/29/2024 Start Month November SessionFall 2024 Session I Weeks8 Week session
Registration06/24/2024 - 11/29/2024 Course Dates12/02/2024 - 01/26/2025 Start Month December SessionFall 2024 Session D Weeks8 Week session
Registration07/29/2024 - 01/03/2025 Course Dates01/06/2025 - 03/02/2025 Start Month January SessionWinter 2025 Session B Weeks8 Week session

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.