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ENGL 333. Advanced Civic Writing

Credits: 4
Department: English
Description: Review of rhetorical theory. Purposes, audiences, ethical issues in various writing and electronic genres related to political/civic engagement. Attention to conventions of style, layout and format, clarity and correctness.
Prerequisites: ENGL 191
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Develop skills in managing varied genres of public/civic writing: such as newspaper letters, opinion columns, government reports and rationales, reviews, proposals, and action documents.
2. Develop skills in writing for different purposes: explanation, persuasion, analysis, reflection, entertainment, stylistic performance, demonstrations.
3. Develop skills in analyzing audiences and adapting writing to different audiences.
4. Develop skills in electronic communication: accessing and using/responding to online materials, blogs, reviews, and critiques.
5. Develop enhanced understanding of rhetorical theory and its applications to public discourse through analysis and document preparation.
6. Develop increased capacity to address ethical concerns in writing and technology relating to public/civic discourse.

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