Liberal Arts - 32 Campus Drive

Missoula, MT - 59812


WRIT 201: College Writing II

This course is an in–depth study of contemporary rhetoric and argumentation that draws on the classical western tradition. Both as readers and writers, students will gain a subtle, nuanced understanding of the rhetorical effects of different writing techniques as they learn to interpret and compose essays and arguments that explore a range of cultural and historical issues. While different sections of this course may highlight different themes or ideas, the major genre focus for this course is the essay. Assignments address skills and abilities in rhetorical analysis, audience awareness, voice variation, visual arguments, personal writing, and research–based argumentation.

As in WRIT 101, we teach writing and research as processes and use portfolios to support writing development over the course of the semester. Much of this work involves different kinds of collaboration, including small group workshops and discussions that take place in class, in conference, and in electronic forms. All WRIT 201 classes share the same policies on issues like attendance and late work, and face–to–face sections have no more than 22 students to support the workshop environment.

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