99年第2學期-0142 英文作文（三） 課程資訊
|Writing Assignments:||35||(3 shorter papers 20%; 1 research paper 15% )|
|Daily work and response papers||15|
1. Students will learn the fundamental ideas of how signs produce and extend meanings, and be able to relate in writing, on tests and in discussions how signs are fundamental to human communication. Students will be able to explain how and why we make choices about the significance of symbolic value and the play of meanings informing various signs within the multiple fields of discourse addressing culture and society, including but not limited to art, advertising, film, journalism, politics and literature.
2. Students will develop an understanding of and be able to explain why certain forms of discourse are appropriate to certain topics, and how and why such forms come to be both received and debated around the significance and value of certain ideas and cultural practices. This study of discourse will extend across the disciplines of various fields, including but not limited to anthropology, history, journalism, psychology, religion, the sciences, politics, and philosophy.
3. Students will develop a strong sense of how the various techniques of rhetorical strategy are put to use in the service of particular cultural ideas. Such forms inevitably point to the ways that rhetoric serves both the social status quo, as well as the arguments proceeding against dominant ideas and their values. They will be able to demonstrate this both analytically and critically, as well as applying such skills to their own advantage in the arguments they make in essays, speeches, discussions and exercises.
4. Students will be able to recognize and respond to various forms of public address in which discourse about various issues reflects the capacity of speakers to manipulate signs and their symbolic values as they relate to the expectations of particular audiences. They will also demonstrate how to interpret such strategies, as well as make use of these in their own in essays, speeches, discussions, activities and exercises.
As this the last of the Comp/Oral series, the main aim of this semester is to give a final shape and polish the skills of the students in both writing and in speech.
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Susan Bachman and Melinda Barth, Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric, and Handbook. New York: Longman, 2010.