WRTG 310W - Writing and Civic Literacy [GEWI]
What role does literacy play in being a citizen? How does writing help advocates change the world? In this course students learn 1) the public nature of personal problems 2) rhetorical analysis of writing and media produced by contemporary advocacy groups 3) strategies for writing as an advocate in the public sphere
This course connects the study of writing, rhetoric, and citizenship by helping students advocate for change on public issues that matter to them. Projects include writing from personal experience to define public problems, analyzing the advocacy campaigns on contemporary issues, and composing as an advocate to persuade public audiences. Class activities and assignments draw upon the traditions of classical and contemporary rhetoric, theories of the public sphere, as well as strategies for persuasion, audience analysis, and genre adaptation.
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation
Prerequisite(s) WRTG 121
Class-Level Restriction Junior standing or above
Sophomores may be eligible to enroll, see instructor/department for details.
Equivalent Courses WRTG 310, ENGL 310
Previously listed as WRTG 310 - Writing and Civic Literacy, ENGL 310
Updates Change to description 10/2017, effective Winter 2018; Change to number and approved for GEWI 4/2017, effective Fall 2017; Change to prefix 10/2013, effective Winter 2014
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