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The Power of Communications

Course Code ENG-115
Lecture hours per week 3
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open

Students will receive an introduction to several different types and styles of writing, both non-fiction and fiction. The non-fiction persuasive essay and examples of journalism will be used to develop the students' capacity to structure and parse an argument, recognize bias and logical fallacy, and create a concept of media literacy. Students will study several forms of fiction, which may include the poem, play, TV series, short story and/or novel, developing an understanding of how authors use different types of writing for different purposes, relating to audiences in their use of context, language, structure, tone, and literary devices. Students will learn essay structure and techniques, and write several short analysis-based response papers over the course of the semester.