ENGL 001J. First-Year Seminar: Persuasion

This course will ask students to explore the tools of oral and written persuasion across different academic and public discourse communities. Students will engage with such questions as: How do we listen and empathize with a diverse range of views in order to argue from one's own position? How does the motivation "to persuade" shape a rhetorical situation? How has persuasion in rhetoric evolved from its historic to modern contexts? How do we use a range of resources, such as rhetorical traditions, genre knowledge, and multimodality, 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.

*The course might have a specific theme. Please check with the instructor for details.

Writing Course.
1 credit.
Eligible for ENVS.
Spring 2023. Mishra
Catalog chapter: English Literature  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/english-literature

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