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WRIT2002: Arguments that Change the World

2024 unit information

What do great poets, preachers and politicians have in common? Using case studies of enduring persuasive texts from the pulpit to the courtroom to the concert hall, this unit introduces students to rhetorical hermeneutics as a method of interpretation. The unit extends their ability to interrogate and think critically about various text types and their affective qualities. It cultivates intensive and effective research and reporting practices, through which students develop discipline-based inquiry questions to effectively discover, invent, produce, and deliver their own arguments.

Unit details and rules

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English and Writing

Code WRIT2002
Academic unit English and Writing
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Writing Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify the rhetorical techniques and appeals on close reading of influential texts (including speeches, songs, philosophical and religious doctrines)
  • LO2. evaluate persuasive texts in relation to the historical, geographical, cultural, political and social contexts in which they were produced
  • LO3. plan for and meet goals and deadlines, both independently and as a team member
  • LO4. demonstrate advanced skills in research and analysis to link information in an original way
  • LO5. apply the concepts and theories of rhetorical reasoning and argumentation in evaluating discussions on current issues and defend an ethical and logical argument effectively in various mediums (oral, visual, and written).

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Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote

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