Effective Writing and Communication
Demonstrate your understanding of the texts through written and oral assignments as well as through papers and essay exams.
Careful and Critical Reading
Read carefully and critically primary texts from people and periods in history that have shaped the civilization we now have-particularly our intellectual traditions and values, but also our political, social, educational, and religious institutions.
Understand Vocabulary and Canons of Rhetoric
Understand the vocabulary and canons of rhetoric so that you can use the art of rhetoric effectively in listening to, reading, and analyzing the discourse of others, and in speaking and writing clearly and persuasively.