This course helps students develop an appreciation of the uses of language, rhetorical devices, and the wide array of techniques speakers and writers use to persuade others. Materials for the course may encompass legal briefs and judicial opinions, political speeches, historical documents, and newspaper editorials. Student are asked to consider the rhetorical choices available in conveying a point of view, describing a set of facts, directing (or diverting) a reader.
This upper-level writing and research course provides students with the opportunity to develop their uses of language, rhetorical devices, and other techniques to persuade others.
This course satisfies the Writing Requirement. It does not satisfy the Experiential Learning Requirement.
Recommended for the following Professional Pathways: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties; Family Law; Government/Public Sector; Immigration; International Law/Human Rights; Labor and Employment; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution; General Practice – Transactional