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Rhetoric of Fiction Course Objectives

Supported BA in English learning outcomes

  • Students will develop their skill in crafting a compelling thesis-driven essay, with substantiating evidence.
  • Students will develop their skill in finding, analyzing, and utilizing secondary sources (including appropriate methods of citation).
  • Students will develop their skill in writing grammatically, coherently, and persuasively.
  • Students will develop their ability to explain and apply significant theoretical and critical approaches in the field of English studies.


Course-specific learning outcomes

Students will be able to write persuasively

  • about the relationship of the “aesthetic” to
  • other subjects of knowledge
  • about how critical literary frames constrain and/or enable texts
  • while composing rhetorical analyses of literary texts
  • in the forms of academic discourse
  • with an understanding of the role of literature in shaping social values