ENGL 503: Theory and Practice of Synthesis and Argumentative Writing

This course provides a study of the theory and practice of rhetorical analysis, synthesis, and argumentative writing with a special emphasis on writing analyses of nonfiction. This is a writing-intensive course that includes both formal and informal modes of writing.

Participants will learn how to assess the effectiveness of an argument, construct sophisticated written syntheses of multiple sources, assess written rhetorical strategies, generate formal arguments using various rhetorical devices, and evaluate an argument using biblical principles.

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

This is a Fall I course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course or one course each in Fall I and Fall II. 

Related Courses by Institution (by course number)
ENGL 501 Structure of Modern English (W/S I 2021, Summer I 2021, W/S I 2022)
ENGL 502 Writing Rhetorical Analyses (W/S II 2021, Summer II 2021, W/S II 2022)
ENGL 503 Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (Summer I 2021, Fall I 2021, Summer I 2022)
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (Summer II 2021, Fall II 2021, Summer II 2022)
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Fall I 2021, W/S I 2022, Fall I 2022)
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Fall II 2021, W/S II 2022, Fall II 2022)

Related Courses by Institution (by semester)
ENGL 501 Structure of Modern English (Winter/Spring I 2021)
ENGL 502 Writing Rhetorical Analyses (Winter/Spring II 2021)
ENGL 501 Structure of Modern English (Summer I 2021)
ENGL 503 Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (Summer I 2021)
ENGL 502 Writing Rhetorical Analyses (Summer II 2021)
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (Summer II 2021)
ENGL 503 Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (Fall I 2021)
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Fall I 2021)
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (Fall II 2021)
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Fall II 2021)
ENGL 501 Structure of Modern English (Winter/Spring I 2022)
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Winter/Spring I 2022)
ENGL 502 Writing Rhetorical Analyses (Winter/Spring II 2022)
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Winter/Spring II 2022)
ENGL 503 Synthesis and Argumentative Writing (Summer I 2022)
ENGL 510 Fiction and Culture (Summer II 2022)
ENGL 511 Drama and Culture (Fall I 2022)
ENGL 512 Poetry and Culture (Fall II 2022)

Indiana Wesleyan University

Instructor: TBD

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 8/24/21 – 10/18/21

Location: Online

Format: Asynchronous

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area

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