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Art of Argument and Persuasion

Introduces students to skills and ways of thinking essential to intellectual inquiry. Students will pose a creative and complex question; investigate it with critical analyses of reading, research, and data; and use appropriate research techniques and documentation to produce a substantial writing project.

Section: ITW-101-04
Credits: 4
Days: TR
Times: 6:00PM‑7:45PM (TR)
Start/End Date: 08/29/22 - 12/16/22
Instruction Method: Lecture-based Learning
Comments: This course will focus on how to read, write, and engage indiscussions in an informed and intellectual way. Whether writingan academic essay, sitting at a table with friends and family, orresponding to a post on social media--most people have foundthemselves frustrated, and in want of adept argumentative skills.In conjunction with reading and analyzing a variety of texts,students will also be required to produce formal and informalwritings. The course aims to enable students to read complextexts with understanding, while acquiring the ability to activelyand intelligently engage with the world around them, especiallywhen engaging in "difficult" discussions. Students will learnthe process of brainstorming and developing a research topic,asking a research question, developing a thesis statement,learning about the skills and resources to research and evaluatemultiple sources from all sides of a claim, learning the art ofrhetoric, all culminating in a final 12-15 page research paper.

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