COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
Section: 006 You Can (Mostly) Get What You Want: The Art of Persuasion
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Other:
WorldLit
Waitlist Capacity:
50
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this class, you will learn to analyze and deploy a variety verbal, visual, and material rhetorics used to persuade an audience. We will explore a wide range of texts across geographies, genres, and time periods in order to gain familiarity with many different persuasive techniques and their contexts. Our course readings will include what is considered the very first nationalist speech (Pericles’ funeral oration in The History of the Peloponnesian War), persuasive speeches from Sophocles’ Antigone, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” and selections from Claudia Rankine’s Citizen, along with political speeches, court cases, web sites, and love letters. Writing assignments will be split between analysis, to examine how certain authors are persuading their audiences and why it works or doesn’t, and practice, so that you can master the art of persuasion — a skill that will serve you well, whether you’re applying for a scholarship, writing an op-ed, or running for office.

Course Requirements:

Through close engagement with assigned texts, class discussions, and formal writing assignments, you will learn to create complex, well-supported arguments for a variety of academic contexts. By the end of the semester, you will have written 20-25 pages of polished prose in several different genres.

COMPLIT 122 - Writing World Literatures
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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