Rhetoric

  • CGS RH 101: English Composition: Argument and Critical Thinking
    Students learn the conventions of the expository essay and how to meet its demands by developing a thesis, organizing an argument, and supporting claims with reasoning and evidence. Students also receive instruction in thinking strategies, grammar, style, oral communication, and document design. Through class discussion of non-fiction essays and by working on assignments, students explore connections between readings assigned in Rhetoric and their readings in other courses. One lecture, two discussions, additional hours with the professor focused on individual writing instruction. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area(s): First-Year Writing Seminar, Oral and/or Signed Communication, Critical Thinking.
    • First-Year Writing Seminar
    • Oral and/or Signed Communication
    • Critical Thinking
  • CGS RH 102: English Composition and Research
    Focuses on research while further developing students' expository writing skills. Students learn how to use electronic and traditional research tools, how to select and weigh evidence and integrate sources into an argument, how to use standard scholarly conventions to document their research, and how to integrate digital/multimedia expression. One lecture, two discussions, additional hours with the professor focused on individual writing instruction. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area(s): Digital/Multimedia Expression, Writing, Research, and Inquiry, Research and Information Literacy.
    • Writing, Research, and Inquiry
    • Digital/Multimedia Expression
    • Research and Information Literacy
  • CGS RH 103: Rhetorical Practices from the Ancient World to Enlightenment
    In Rhetoric 103, you will be taken chronologically through key periods in history to learn about the origin and development of the art of Rhetoric and its relevance today, ultimately in order to enable you to apply key rhetorical skills to your own textual and verbal practice. Students will receive semester-long instruction and practice in writing, oral communication, and research and information literacy. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area(s): Writing, Research, and Inquiry, Oral and/or Signed Communication, Research and Information Literacy.
    • Writing, Research, and Inquiry
    • Oral and/or Signed Communication
    • Research and Information Literacy
  • CGS RH 104: Rhetorical Practices from The Industrial Revolution through the Digital Revolution
    Through class discussion and learning experiences, students explore connections between readings assigned in Rhetoric and those in other courses, focusing on themes drawn from the two units that comprise the semester's curriculum. The course further develops skills in expository writing and introduces exploratory essay writing. Students continue to explore the contemporary relevance and meaning of the interdisciplinary curriculum. Students refine their skills in grammar, style, organization, and document design. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area(s): First-Year Writing Seminar, Digital/Multimedia Expression, Critical Thinking.
    • First-Year Writing Seminar
    • Digital/Multimedia Expression
    • Critical Thinking