ENGLISH 225 - Academic Argumentation
Section: 008
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Having polished the basic skills required for college-level writing in your earlier composition courses, you will find that Academic Argumentation will require you to create formal essays that exhibit a more advanced standard of logical organization. You will learn the various forms (or “classes”) of argument, and how to avoid corrupting your theses with logical fallacies. I will ask that you support the assertions in your essays with well-researched data, documented using MLA or Chicago Style citations, and that you submit work that presents an overall positive image. (“Positive image” refers to papers calculated to persuade your audience in the most effective manner possible, with minimal mechanics errors and proofreading errors, and sophisticated arguments.) “Standard essay form” will still make up the basic argumentative framework upon which to build your papers, but we will explore ways to expand your understanding of that format. Beginning with a standardized argument framework does not mean that your writing cannot also be flexible, and a creative outlet.

We will draw our general subject matter for reading and discussion from various categories, including history, politics, and popular culture. Further material should arise from our five planned field trips. I have designed the essay assignments to allow you freedom to draw inspiration and ideas from those and other sources. Take advantage of this freedom. Choosing topics in which you have a genuine interest will help you to enjoy the writing process more, and to create stronger papers.

Please plan on regular attendance (no more than two unexcused absences) and daily in-class participation.

Note: this course requires the use of a laptop or tablet with word processing capability and internet access.

ENGLISH 225 - Academic Argumentation
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ISBN: 0312452756
A pocket style manual, Author: Diana Hacker ; contributing authors Nancy Sommers, Tom Jehn, Jane Rosenzweig ; contributing ESL specialist Marcy Carbajal Van Horn., Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's 5th ed. 2008
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