WSCR Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in Writing, Public Speaking, and Critical Reasoning offers students a coherent program of courses that strengthen students' abilities to write well, to speak effectively in public, and to think critically. This minor is built on courses in English, Writing, and Philosophy and is taught by professors from English, Philosophy, and the Honors College.

32070

Simnitt, Emily

Community Literacy In The Virtual World

ENG 413: Theories of Literacy explores the history of and current ways in which reading and writing work in our global, digital world and what that means for diverse stakeholders in local communities. In the university, we tend to privilege academic... (read more)

35447

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)

35449

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)

35450

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)

35792

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)

35820

Crosswhite, James

In this course, you will explore important concepts in rhetoric and in argumentation theory, and you will practice reasoning, speaking, and writing as ways to develop fruitful and constructive questions and build fitting and convincing arguments. You will gain higher skills in discovering the... (read more)

22044

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)

22065

Cortez, José

Bullshit, Fake News, and Argumentation

The practice of bullshitting (“speech intended to persuade without regard for truth”) is firmly sedimented into civic life in the 21st century. Examples are everywhere: fake social media accounts and highjacked elections, accusations of... (read more)

25502

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)

25503

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)

25504

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)

25505

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)

26408

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)

26413

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 their artful... (read more)

26424

Crosswhite, James

How are we persuaded? What is rhetoric? What is rhetorical criticism? What can rhetorical criticism do? How can it help us? In this course, we will explore the potential of rhetorical criticism. You will gain knowledge of rhetorical theory and rhetorical criticism, and you will gain experience... (read more)

12491

On- or off-campus internship in a variety of writing or literacy-related settings in connection with designated courses. Repeatable.

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32154

Frank, David

In this course we will examine theories of argumentation in the oral mode, and then incorporate those theories into the practice of making... (read more)

35049

Instructor: Alvarado R

 

Introduction to thinking and reasoning critically. How to recognize, analyze, criticize, and construct arguments.

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