E305 – Principles of Writing and Rhetoric

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Fall Spring

Prerequisite: CO 300 or CO 301.

Description: E305 is a humanities-based exploration of central principles of rhetoric in written communication. Intended as a core course for students in the English department’s writing concentration, this class provides an introduction to the history of theoretical movements in writing and rhetoric and the basic principles of written communication. The course considers major theorists of written discourse, explores competing perspectives on a variety of rhetorical issues (e.g., genre, audience, invention, arrangement, style, visual rhetoric), and discusses various approaches to rhetorical analysis of written documents (e.g., Marxist, feminist, postmodern, cultural studies).