Public Rhetoric and Practical Communication

Joe Cantrell

CAT 125 Cantrell

In this course, students will be introduced to rhetoric as a vital part of their careers as citizen scholars and intellectual entrepreneurs. They will explore the mechanics of argumentation and its important relationship to critial thought, understanding, and a meaningful life course. Through examination and argumentation, students will examine their own sense of ethics and sense of self, as well as their relationship with long-term goals. They will also examine specific controversies relating to the university experience as a means to engage with how these ideas work on practical local controversies. Students will complete writing assignments and develop a presentation that demonstrates how they will integrate their guiding principles to their lives after graduation.