WRTG 150

Writing and Rhetoric

English College of Humanities

Course Description

Processes of writing, reading, and research with an emphasis on argumentation and rhetorical analysis.

When Taught

All Semesters/Terms

Grade Rule

Standard Grade Rule: A B C D E I

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

Fulfills General Education First-Year Writing requirement. Additional seats for specific sections may be available to Freshman Mentoring participants through envelopes. NOTE: Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required.

Title

LO4

Learning Outcome

<p>Use style&mdash;diction, figurative language, tone, grammar, punctuation, spelling, mechanics&mdash;genre, conventions, and document design correctly and for rhetorical effect.</p>

Title

LO1

Learning Outcome

<p>Use rhetoric responsibly to compose arguments in a variety of genres for specific audiences and purposes.</p>

Title

LO5

Learning Outcome

<p>Navigate the library to locate primary and secondary sources, evaluate the appropriateness and credibility of those sources, and effectively incorporate and accurately document outside sources in a research paper.</p>

Title

LO3

Learning Outcome

<p>Write coherent and unified texts (effective introductions, clear theses, supporting details, transitions, and strong conclusions) using a flexible and effective writing process, including prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing.</p>

Title

LO2

Learning Outcome

<p>Critically read texts. This includes:</p> <ol> <li>analyzing how a text functions in a specific situation, community, or public;</li> <li>analyzing the nuances of language (diction, figures of speech, tone, etc.);</li> <li>identifying and evaluating the elements of an argument-claims, reasons, assumptions, and ethical, emotional, and logical appeals.</li> </ol>