English | Argumentative Writing
W270 | 1915 | Staff
8:00a-8:50a MWF (22) 3 cr
PREREQUISITE: W131 OR EQUIVALENT.
The goal of W270 is to provide instruction in and opportunities to
practice strategies for reading, analyzing, and evaluating the arguments
of others as well as strategies for constructing arguments of various
kinds on a variety of issues using outside sources. Accordingly, in this
course we will study strategies for identifying issues, determining
positions, assessing claims and reasons, locating and evaluating
supporting evidence, and writing essays that themselves represent clear
and convincing arguments. Attendance will be required.