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ENGL 2A: Critical Thinking & Writing (Krane)



Course Description:

CTW 2 is a course about information. It is a course about finding, evaluating, and using information to build your own arguments so you can contribute to thoughtful debates while informing audiences through reason-based analysis.

You'll still rely on the critical thinking skills and writing process you developed in CTW 1, yet we will also examine in greater detail how messages are shaped in more or less effective ways for various audiences. In doing so, we will analyze real-life arguments through a rhetorical lens by considering how activism is defined, how it might lead to social change, what reasons people have for protesting, what issues you value so greatly you would protest for them, and what communication tools work best for activists.