WRTG 417W - Rhetoric and the Written Word [GEWI]
What knowledge guides writers in the composing process? How can talking about writing change the ways you write? In this course, students study 1) key concepts from the study of classical and contemporary rhetorical theory 2) ways to describe the choices, strategies, and influences that lead to successful writing 3) the experience of applying rhetorical theory to actual writing.
This course helps students learn, apply, and reflect upon rhetorical theory from the perspective of their own composing processes. Reading assignments and class activities help students recognize choices writers make as well as provide strategies for planning, drafting, and revising their own writing. This course provides students a rhetorical vocabulary through which to talk constructively about a range of writing tasks, occasions, and situations.
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation
Prerequisite(s) One ”ENGL” course (200-399)
Class-Level Restriction Undergraduate standing
Equivalent Courses WRTG 417, ENGL 417, WRTG 518
Previously listed as WRTG 417 - Rhetoric and the Written Word, ENGL 417
Updates Change to number and approved for GEWI 1/2018, effective Fall 2018; Change to description 10/2017, effective Winter 2018; Graduate Credit rescinded 12/2015, effective Fall 2016; Change to prefix 10/2013, effective Summer 2014; Graduate Credit added 7/2011
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