ENGL 212

Rhetoric and Civilization 2

English College of Humanities

Course Description

Western civilization from the Renaissance to the present emphasizing rhetoric; the arts of language and their role in shaping institutions, values, and beliefs.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Understanding Texts

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate your understanding of the texts through written and oral assignments as well as through papers and essay exams.

Title

Understanding Vocabulary and Canons of Rhetoric

Learning Outcome

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.

Title

Effective Writing and Communication

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate your understanding of the texts through written and oral assignments as well as through papers and essay exams.

Title

Careful and Critical Reading

Learning Outcome

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.