ENGL-381 Advanced Composition: Rhetoric and the Environment

An interdisciplinary workshop course focusing on the environment. Students explore the way scientists' knowledge, methods and values have informed public rhetoric and scholarly rhetorical criticism, as well as the ways that rhetorical criticism and awareness have in turn had an impact on scientific discourse. Fundamental to the course is the crafting of students' written arguments in response to readings and personal involvement with environmental issues. The process of writing these arguments is informed by research from the field of composition and models the best practices of that field, making this course useful for future teachers and professional writers, as well as to those who are interested in environmental issues. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. 4 SH. CC: Interdisciplinary, Writing Intensive.