BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Writing and Rhetoric

WRTG 150


$ 579.00

Instructors: Shelly Maureen Turley
or Shelly Maureen Turley
or Susan Jorgensen Morris
Credits: 3.00

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Processes of writing, reading, and research with an emphasis on argumentation and rhetorical analysis.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: Rhetoric and Rhetorical Situation
Lesson 2: The Writing Process
Lesson 3: What Makes an Argument? Claims, Reasons, and Assumptions
Lesson 4: Means of Persuasion: Ethos, Pathos, Logos
Lesson 5: Style
Lesson 6: Critical Reading and Evaluating Arguments
Lesson 7: Reading Language: Diction, Figurative Language, and Tone
Lesson 8: Writing the Rhetorical Analysis
Lesson 9: Research—Focusing and Planning
Lesson 10: Writing Research, Part I—Finding, Evaluating, and Creating a Research Space
Lesson 11: Writing Research, Part II—Incorporating Sources
Lesson 12: Completing Your Issues Paper Draft
Lesson 13: Writing a Proposal
Lesson 14: Visual Rhetoric and Document Design
Lesson 15: Composing and Publishing Your Proposal
Final Exam

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.


Fulfills BYU General Education First-Year Writing requirement. Previously, this course was titled ENGL 115: College Writing and Reading.