WSCR Certificate

12158

Laskaya, C. Anne

Listening rigorously and deeply, inquiring into issues and topics of importance to our communities, and speaking effectively are key elements that assist our lives in any relationship, team-task, and group.  They are also crucial for a democracy to function and to improve.  Course readings,... (read more)

12195

Bergquist, Carolyn

We are going to look very closely at sentences to see how they work, how the individual parts of speech draw together into syntax, and what effect (artistic and otherwise) these patterns of syntax create. The course will mix technical study of sentence structure and reflection upon the artful... (read more)

15980

Emphasis on form, function, and style of scientific, professional, and technical writing; weekly writing assignments include proposals, reports, definitions, instructions, summaries. Use of documentation in publication.

Prereq: completion of university writing requirement; junior standing... (read more)

15981

Practice in writing and analyzing internal and external messages common to business, industry, and professions. Suggested for business and management students.

Prereq: completion of university writing requirement; junior standing.

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42456

Boscha, Tina

Emphasis on form, function, and style of scientific, professional, and technical writing; weekly writing assignments include proposals, reports, definitions, instructions, summaries. Use of documentation in publication.

Prereq: completion of university writing requirement; junior standing... (read more)

32007

Crosswhite, James

While the primary emphasis of this course will be students’ frequent practice and evaluation of their own public speaking, we will also discuss theories of rhetoric; the identity, characteristics, and relationship of speaker (self) and audience (other); the importance of listening as an aspect... (read more)

32027

Frank, David

In this course we will examine theories of reasoned-based argumentation in the oral mode, and then incorporate those theories into the practice of making effective speeches that advocate for particular positions on arguable issues of public concern. We will analyze and critique oral arguments as... (read more)

32045

Crosswhite, James

In this course, you will review and explore important concepts in rhetoric and argumentation theory, and you will gain skill in discovering the questions that drive controversies and the arguments that can be made on all the different sides of an issue. You will also practice speaking, writing,... (read more)

35704

Boscha, Tina

Emphasis on form, function, and style of scientific, professional and technical writing: weekly writing assignments include proposals, reports, definitions, instructions, summaries. Use of documentation in publication. Junior standing required. Prerequisite: completion of UO writing requirement... (read more)

35708

Wilde, Jenée

An assumption persists in writing courses that academic and literary essays are distinct -  critical writers formulate arguments and manage subjective experiences with facts for the sake of accuracy or correctness, while literary writers endeavor to capture the idiosyncrasies of their... (read more)

22723

LeRud, Lizzy

This course explores the art of public speaking as grounded in theories of rhetoric, especially those pertaining to the relationship of a speaker to an audience, the importance of listening as an aspect of speaking, and the socioethical contexts of public discourse. Assignments and activities... (read more)

22742

Frank, David

Analysis and use of patterns of reasoning derived from the disciplines of rhetoric, informal logic, cognitive science, and the theory of argumentation.

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26480

O'Kelly, Brendan

Emphasis on form, function, and style of scientific, professional and technical writing: weekly writing assignments include proposals, reports, definitions, instructions, summaries. Use of documentation in publication. Junior standing required. Prerequisite: completion of UO... (read more)

26481

Upton, Corbett

Practice in writing and analyzing internal and external messages common to business, industry, and professions. Suggested for business and management students.

WR 321 offers practice in writing and analyzing communication common to business, industry, and related professions. Students will... (read more)

26852

Crosswhite, James

Rhetorical criticism is the appreciation and analysis of how we are persuaded—and often includes judgment concerning the nature of the persuasion. The course will address the following questions, among others: What is criticism? What is rhetoric? What is rhetorical criticism? What are its... (read more)

22246

Crosswhite, James

What is argumentation? What are its central elements, processes, forms, structures, techniques, goals? How does one create or imagine arguments? In this course, we will explore some of the central concepts in rhetoric and in argumentation theory, but the major focus will be on practicing... (read more)

12096

Frank, David

This course satisfies an Arts and Letters Group requirement. It is designed to provide students with an understanding of the rhetorical principles that underlie the invention of arguments, i.e. the process that leads to the selection of premises and appeals that become the basis for reasoned... (read more)

12112

Bergquist, Carolyn

We are going to look very closely at sentences to see how they work,
how the individual parts of speech draw together into syntax, and what effect (artistic and otherwise) these
patterns of syntax create. The course will mix technical study of sentence structure and reflection upon the... (read more)