2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HON 112 - Logic, Rhetoric, and Writing

An interdisciplinary approach to composition and logic, combining two of the most important skills Honors students will need in pursuit of their majors. Half of the incoming Honors cohort will take the composition section of the course for the first eight weeks, while the other half take the logic section. Those students will then “flip” sections after eight weeks, thus spending an equal amount of time during the semester on both composition and logic. Through challenging readings drawn from the humanities, social and natural sciences, and business, students will review the strategies of exposition, argument, and research that are essential to college-level inquiry, as well as the basics of symbolic (formal) logic. Using an approach to writing that proceeds recursively through the stages of drafting and revision, and cultivating the analytic skills to construct and evaluate arguments symbolically, students will develop their ability to present substantive and balanced arguments, write in clear and convincing prose, as well as an appreciation for rigorous analytical thinking.
3 Credits
Department Approval Required. Offered in the Spring Semester
Department Consent Required