Builds skills in close reading, critical thinking, and academic research for writing well-supported arguments in humanities, sciences and social sciences. Focus of reading and subject matter for exploration of ideas and development of writing skills vary. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in either TWRT 131, T CORE 101, or ENGL 131; may not be taken if credit earned for TCXG 272.
In TWRT 272 we will examine the relationship between popular texts and the cultures in which they circulate. We will focus on the rhetorical devices employed in cultural criticism, learning how to develop complex arguments about the ways various mainstream media are consumed. The course will culminate in a research project, but students will also complete numerous smaller assignments designed to familiarize them with the conventions of academic writing in the humanities.
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