ENGL 318 Readings in Rhetoric

This is a variable-topic course in which students study and write about significant issues related to the rhetoric of written texts. The course is intended for intellectually lively students, such as prospective teachers, majors in writing, communication, and political science, and others interested in learning more about the nature of writing and the power of texts. Specifically, the course will explore how written texts persuade and act upon readers and how writers go about producing such texts. Possible topics include invention, style, audience, argument, classical rhetoric, rhetoric of science, etc. This course is recommended as an upper-level general education course for juniors and seniors. The course may be taken twice, provided the topics are different.




ENGL 106, ENGL 107, ENGL 206, or permission of the instructor