Course Outcomes

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UW Description

We will read a variety of texts to learn how to write as scholars for the academic community and for audiences outside the university.  You will writes six short papers and two longer papers in which you develop your own arguments based on your scholarly reading and our work in class.  You will learn the skills of rehtorical analysis to articulate your ideas about vital issues in our society and the world.

LC Description

Senior Honors coursework asks three basic questions:

  • Who Are You?
  • Why Are You Here?
  • Where Are You Going?

To answer these questions we will read a wide variety of texts (books, articles, music, and movies) that discuss the world in which you live.  We will read these texts carefully, we will respond (through writing and communication) thoughtfully, and we will piece together an articulate response that reflects your Christian Worldview.

Course Outcomes


1. To compose strategically for a variety of audiences by

  • Recognizing rhetorical situation, and strategize appropriately
  • Wrestling with different and unfamiliar styles to diverse effects
  • Assessing and articulating reason for your rhetorical choices

2. To work strategially with complex information and inquiry by

  • Reading, understanding, synthesizing diverse range of texts
  • Utilizing reading strategies to craft complex research questions
  • Utilizing primary and secondary material for the appropriate goals
  • Creating appropriate, and engaging, meaningful conversation  
  • Using citations styles appropriate for writing context

3. To craft persuasive, meaningful, inquiry-driven arguments by

  • Using outside voices in addition to one’s own perspective
  • Examining evidence, claims, & assumptions to create a line of inquiry
  • Understanding the stakes and consequences of an argument
  • Designing/Organizing with respect to the Rhetorical Situation

4. To practice recursive, collaborative, and flexible strategies. 

  • Engaging in a variety of revision, brainstorming, redrafting 
  • Giving, receiving, interpreting constructive feedback
  • Refining and drafting our writing into an appropriate rhetorical text
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