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Become a more powerful argument-creator and world-changer…

ENG 306: Argumentative Writing I

Summer 2 (online)

The ancient rhetoricians of Greece argued that to be a valuable contributor to the world one had to know about rhetoric and the way arguments are made and people are effectively persuaded. In this class, we will study forms of public discourse and the rhetorical strategies that they use to 1) be more critical of the arguments that constantly surround us and 2) be more powerful argument-creators and world-changers ourselves.

We will study argument in various contemporary and interesting forms: from Beyonce music videos, to a flat-earther Youtube video, to Twitter posts about the Black Lives Matter movement.

Fulfills the general education requirement: WI

About the Instructor
Amanda Christie has a background in composition and rhetoric and literatures of the Pacific. She has a passion for teaching (especially writing courses), reading, and research. She also really loves cooking and sharing food with others (including my students!).

For inquiries about the course, email aa34@hawaii.edu or call (916) 826-4674.

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Term Dates

  • Summer 1
    May 20 – June 28, 2019
  • Summer 2
    July 1 – August 9, 2019
  • Varied Date Courses
    Class schedules vary between May 20 – August 9, 2019

Questions? Contact Us

UHM Outreach College

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Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7221

Email: ochelp@hawaii.edu

Web: outreach.hawaii.edu