Symbiosis International University Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Rhetoric & Critical Writing

Faculty Course Type Credits Prerequisites Semester
Mr. Danesh Gojer Core 4 None I

 Brief Overview 

The Rhetoric and Critical Writing course has been specifically designed to develop and strengthen both a student’s written skills as well his/her analytical abilities.

The course begins with working and nurturing the students’ analytical or critical thinking skills. It helps the students to write better and critically analyze their work.

Through different forms of media, students will learn to look at various aspects and break down the argument presented. A well-educated and articulate mind is one that can effectively and critically use all four language skills i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Supplementing this will be theory classes on writing. These sessions will cover the mechanics of good writing as well as provide students with various tools and tips to improve and effectuate their writing styles. The last component of this subject is rhetoric and rhetorical analysis. Here the class will cover the concept and practice of rhetoric and rhetorical analysis through theory sessions and practical exercises.

 Course Objectives 

Students in this course will be able to –

  • Think and write better.
  • Develop their analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the art of persuasive writing.

 Teaching Methodology 

The theory for this course will be delivered via the lecture method. However every class has been designed to be interactive and active participation is expected from all students. For example, during the class, the students will watch different movies/documentaries.

 Requirements 

Students are expected to –

  • Complete all required reading for each scheduled class as per the course outline,
  • Actively participate in class activities and discussions, and
  • Complete all evaluative processes for successful course completion!