What do great poets, preachers and politicians have in common? Using case studies of enduring persuasive texts from the pulpit to the courtroom to the concert hall, this unit introduces students to rhetorical hermeneutics as a method of interpretation. The unit extends their ability to interrogate and think critically about various text types and their affective qualities. It cultivates intensive and effective research and reporting practices, through which students develop discipline-based inquiry questions to effectively discover, invent, produce, and deliver their own arguments.
1x1hr lecture in flipped classroom mode/week, 1x2hr seminar/week
1x1500wd close reading task (35%), 1x10min group poster presentation (20%), 1x500wd individual reflection (10%), 1x1500wd analytical report (35%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Writing Studies