Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois


DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

Division of Rhetoric

Course Descriptions

SPRING 2017

100 RHETORIC TUTORIAL

Tutoring in writing skills to be scheduled by individual tutors.  Open only to students placed in and registered for RHET 101 or RHET 102.

101 PRINCIPLES OF WRITING

Instruction in structuring academic, argumentative essays, including how to develop thesis statements and use evidence across different types of writing.  This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence (Rhetoric 101/100-102/100) that fulfills the campus Composition I general education requirement.  Credit is not given for both RHET 101 and RHET 105.  Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in RHET 100; placement in RHET 100.  Must enroll concurrently in RHET 100.

105 WRITING AND RESEARCH

Instruction in research-based writing and the construction of academic, argumentative essays that use primary and secondary sources as evidence.  This course fulfills the Campus Composition I general education requirement.  Credit is not given for both RHET 105 and of these other Comp I courses:  RHET 101, RHET 102, CMN 111 or CMN 112.

233 Advanced Rhetoric and Composition

Advanced level instruction in developing research-based arguments of moderate complexity within a special topics format.  Introduction to the use of multimodal or other non-print resources as evidence in written arguments.  Prerequisite: Completion of campus Composition I general education requirement.  Fulfills campus Advanced Composition general education requirement.