SWC 400 - Advanced Rhetoric and Research
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Sweetland Writing Center (SWC)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

You’ve satisfied most of the requirements for your major, you’re familiar with your discipline’s big ideas and ways of doing research, you’re getting ready to graduate—along the way, though, you’ve had some questions and ideas of your own you wished you had time to pursue. If so, SWC 400 is designed for you! This course offers you a final opportunity before you graduate to choose your own research topic and pursue it, and to consolidate your understanding of the practical and rhetorical dimensions of the research process in your discipline. The course has two key aims: to offer you a final opportunity before you graduate to choose your own research topic and pursue it, and to consolidate your understanding of the practical and rhetorical dimensions of the research process in your discipline. In the first part of the course, we will consider together some primary and secondary sources drawn from the humanities, the social sciences, and the arts as a way of practicing and refining your skills at defining a research topic; identifying, critically evaluating, and analyzing sources; formulating an incisive critical argument; and effectively addressing rhetorical concerns, such as audience, purpose, and convention. In the second part of the course, you will apply these skills to your own research question, with the ultimate aim of producing a substantial and original research paper. Other course requirements include 2-3 short papers on our common course materials, a formal research proposal, and an annotated bibliography. Drafting, peer review, and in-class and online discussion are also key components of the class.

SWC 400 - Advanced Rhetoric and Research
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27868
Open
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21Sr
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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