ENGL 001J. First-Year Seminar: Persuasion

This course will ask students to interrogate the tools of oral and written persuasion across different academic and public discourse communities. We will look at such topics as activism, marketing, and political campaigns. Students will engage with such questions as: How do we listen and empathize with others in order to argue from one's own position? How do we use lived experience to support or advance a narrative and what responsibilities do we, as author, have to authenticate the experience? How do we use images to speak to different audiences?

Students will be able to critically examine how persuasion works in their own communications and the communications of others in real contexts.

Writing Course.
1 credit.
Catalog chapter: English Literature  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/english-literature

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