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Welcome to English 15




Welcome to English 15, one of three core required courses in rhetoric at Penn State University. These courses are required for all Penn State graduates - not because we wish to torment you with classes in communication production and analysis, but because rhetoric offers you techniques and insights necessary to all of the disciplines. Rhetoric is usually understood as a way of transforming the feelings, ideas and opinions of others, but you can also use rhetoric as an investigative tool as well. For example, by studying the language and images used your field of study, you will learn a great deal about what that field of study takes for granted, which will help you learn to learn. In this course you will write for persuasion - you will attempt to move someone to do something, such as change their mind. And you will write for inquiry - by putting ideas into different contexts and forms, you will explore problems and find unexpected solutions. The first axiom of this course is: Think practically about what you are trying to do with words, images, sounds, smells, feelings, even chemicals. Composition is the practice of finding the right mixture for any given goal. Goal number one, of course, is survival.


SectionSix English 15-006 (MWF 9:05-9:55A, 4 Deike)

SectionSixtySix English 15-066 (MWF 11:15A-12:05P, 325 Sackett)

SectionSixtySeven English 15-067 (MWF 2:30-3:20P, 308 Willard)

SectionNinetySix English 15-096 (MWF 10:10-11:00A, 107 Rackley)




University Learning Centers (includes a link to the Writing Center)


ANGEL Course Management System


University Academic Calender Fall 2005

Look here for important dates, for example, filing final exam conflicts!

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