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Advanced Civic Writing

General

Prefix

ENGL

Course Number

333

Course Level

Undergraduate

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Liberal Arts

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

Credits

Min

4

Max

4

Repeatable

No

Goals and Diversity

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Analyze, compose, and critique varied genres of civic discourse in a variety of media, such as white papers, essays, websites, advertisements, letters to the editor, opinion-based articles, online comments and responses, blogs, proposals, and letters to decision makers.

Outcome

Compose and revise arguments using rhetorical strategies for multiple audiences in response to local, national, and international situations that invite or demand public communication.

Outcome

Recognize and evaluate personal biases on issues, test those assumptions, and reframe positions to promote civility and discover common ground, alternative views, and creative solutions.

Outcome

Evaluate ethical concerns in writing appropriate to civic communities.

Outcome

Analyze how writing activities construct their identity and connect them with civic communities.

Course Outline

Course Outline

Rhetorical principles for analyzing and composing varied genres of civic discourse in a variety of media, such as white papers, essays, websites, advertisements, letters to the editor, opinion-based articles, online comments and responses, blogs, proposals, and letters to decision makers. 20% Methods for identifying local, national, and international situations that invite or demand public communication. 20% Research methods and documentation. 10% Readings representing the issues of personal bias and the testing of assumptions and alternative views. 10% Concepts of civility and common ground. 10% Ethical concerns relating to writing for civic communities. 20% Analysis of how writing activities construct identity and connect individuals with civic communities. 10%

Dependencies

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