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Outline - Office Hours - Email - Course Description - Course Materials - Course Goals - Marks - Assignments and Essays - Participation and Attendance - Academic Integrity - Classroom Etiquette - Electronic Devices - Side Conversations 

SCHEDULE: Week 1-5  Rhetoric

————— 6-10  Evaluation 

————— 11-14  Research … TOPICS - Cognition and Knowledge - Identity - Addiction - Sexuality - Relationships & Marriage - Family - Culture & Religion - Society & Censorship - The Dark Web - Global Issues

Higher Learning - Critical Thinking - English 1130 - A Certain Format

Essay Structure - Helpful Sites - Peanut Butter Cup Structure - The Title - The Introduction - The Body - The Conclusion - Tips & Conventions - Italics or Quotes?

Marking - Quotes or Italics? - Most Common Errors - Marking Symbols  

RHETORIC: Introduction & 3 Aims - A Working Definition of Rhetoric — 3 Rhetorical Aims — Block & Splice — Analyzing Form Rather Than Repeating Content — Think Like a Lawyer

Rhetoric: 16 Strategies - 1. Space or Setting - 2. Time or Chronology - 3. Ethos (moral character or authority) - 4. Pathos (emotion) - 5. Logos (logic and reasoning) - 6. Definition - 7. Categorization - 8. Process and sequence - 9. Cause and effect - 10. Description - 11. Examples - 12. Comparison and Contrast - 13. Metaphor - 14. Stylistic Devices - Image and imagery - Symbol and symbolism - Irony - Dramatic irony - Metaphor - Conceit - 15. Genre Devices - 16. Narration

Rhetorical Analysis SamplesMad Men: opening credits, essay, and skeletal outline — “Swift on Guns”: excerpt from Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, practice exercises, and sample scratch outline and essay — Moulin Rouge — "Canadians"

Lord of War - Setting 1 - Setting 2 - Setting 3 - Scratch Outline - Full Outline

Calvino - Style & Structure - TV & the Net - McLuhen & the Surfboard - “The Farthest Channel”

Gandhi - Amritsar Massacre Scene - Summary - Essay - Scratch Outline - Full Outline - Essay Reminders - Trailer & Chart - Historical Notes - Dialogue from the Film - 1130 Time-line

EVALUATION - From Rhetorical Analysis to Evaluative Analysis - Three Levels of Evaluation - Think Like a Judge - Evaluation & Rhetorical Aim - 16 Evaluative Categories - Weak & Strong Argument - Sample Thesis Statements

Boston Legal - Dialogue (Scene 1 & Scene 2) - Evaluation Sample

Evaluation Samples - Lord of War - "The Culture of Violence" - "Canadians"

RESEARCH - From Evaluative Analysis to Research Essay - Things to Remember - Week 11 Notes - Non-Scholarly Sources - Scholarly Sources

Texts: Misc. - Mark Twain’s “A Wonderful Book” — Italo Calvino’s “The Farthest Channel” — George Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language” — Ed Smith’s “Don’t Be Beguiled by Orwell”

Texts: Mad Men - Migglebrink - Havrilesky - The American Dream - The Dramatization of Prejudice

Cox - “So Much Woman: Female Objectification, Narrative Complexity, and Feminist Temporality in AMC’s Mad Men

Mad Men Notes - Season 1 & 2 — clips: general, female characters, and Sal — Two Lyrics — “Meditations in an Emergency”

Add-ons

Music Description - Reason or Rhyme - Historical Analysis - Gender and Linkin Park - Non-formal Description - Review of Sgt. Pepper’s - Literary Descriptions - Reviews of To Pimp a Butterfly and DAMN. - Babylon Montage - Beyoncé at Coachella - The Saxophone

Music Terms A - L

Music Terms M - Z

Boardwork - Hamlet’s Ophelia — The Year of Living Dangerously — “Sonnet 116” & “Black Star” — The Master and Margarita — “Long Road Out of Eden” — “Brain Damage” and Eclipse” — “Paint It Black” & “Black” — “The Nymph’s Reply” & “The Girl from Ermita” — “Anthem for Doomed Youth” & “Dulce et Decorum Est” — “Sonnet 130” & “Bright Star” — “And I Will War” & “Fight Song”

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Schedule: Wk.1-5 6-10 11-14