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WRITING 400

Advanced Rhetoric and Research

Credits: 3 | Requirements & Distribution: ULWR | Advisory Prerequisites: Completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement. | May not be repeated for credit.

In this advanced critical writing and research course students study practical and rhetorical dimensions of the research process, learning at an advanced level how to define a topic; identify, critically evaluate, and analyze sources; formulate an incisive critical argument; and effectively address rhetorical concerns such as audience, purpose, and convention. Students produce a 15-20 page research paper based on a course-related topic of their choice. Graduate students produce an additional 10-15 page paper.

This course fulfills the ULWR.