COMM17889GD
Composition and Rhetoric
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents:
N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): BAHSc Athletic Therapy, BAISc Info Sys Cyber Security, Bachelor of Animation, General Arts&Science-Universit, Honours Bach of Illustration, Interior Design
Program Coordinator(s): Victor Ralevich, Bill Adcock, Leo Grightmire, Joe Morse, Angela Stukator, Loriann M. Hynes
Course Leader or Contact: Yael Katz
Version:
14.0
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: N/A

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Composition & Rhetoric is an advanced level communications course which focuses on the art of argument and persuasion. Students shall explore the function and strategies of argument through reading, writing and oral presentations. In this course, students examine different theoretical models for organizing arguments and presenting evidence, employ primary and secondary sources in research, and construct their own arguments.

Program Context

 
BAHSc Athletic Therapy Program Coordinator: Loriann M. Hynes
Composition & Rhetoric supports the development of analysis, evaluation and the use of logic as required in other academic and professional areas. This course is a required first semester course in all applied degrees at Sheridan.

BAISc Info Sys Cyber Security Program Coordinator: Victor Ralevich
Composition and Rhetoric supports the development of analysis, evaluation and the use of logic as required in other academic and professional areas. This course is a required first semester course in all applied degrees at Sheridan.

Bachelor of Animation Program Coordinator: Angela Stukator
Composition and Rhetoric supports the development of analysis, evaluation and the use of logic as required in other academic and professional areas. This course is a required first semester course in all applied degrees at Sheridan.

General Arts&Science-Universit Program Coordinator: Bill Adcock
Composition and Rhetoric supports the development of analysis, evaluation and the use of logic as required in other academic and professional areas. This course is a second semester core course in the General Arts and Science University Profile.

Honours Bach of Illustration Program Coordinator: Joe Morse
Composition and Rhetoric supports the development of analysis, evaluation and the use of logic as required in other academic and professional areas. This course is a required first semester course in all applied degrees at Sheridan.

Interior Design Program Coordinator: Leo Grightmire
Composition and Rhetoric supports the development of analysis, evaluation and the use of logic as required in other academic and professional areas. This course is a required first semester course in the Interior Design program.


Course Learning Outcomes
Learning outcomes identify the critical performances, and the knowledge, skills and attitudes that successful students will have reliably demonstrated through the learning experiences and evaluation in the course. Successful students will have demonstrated the following:

 
 
            Knowledge
			
- Requirements for academic writing
- Strategies for developing arguments and awareness of logical 
  fallacies
- Techniques for developing emphasis and variety when presenting 
  ideas in writing and speaking
- Use of both primary and secondary sources of information
- Understanding of context in interpretation of arguments

 
            Skills
			
- Integrating ideas from primary and secondary sources into clear,
  organized essays and presentation(s)
- Developing and presenting an effective argument
- Analysing and evaluating arguments from different historical periods
  and genres: e.g. essays, speeches, film
- Self-editing of one's own work
 
            Attitudes
			
- Willingness to work both independently and collaboratively
- Willingness to view opposing arguments with flexibility and 
  open-mindedness
- Willingness to become a self-directed learner
Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 
Students in the Applied Degree programs will demonstrate their 
learning in the following ways:

Essays:  Rhetorical Analysis #1              15%
         Rhetorical Analysis #2              15%
Exam                                         25%
Major Essay, including proposal, working
bibliography                                 30%
Seminar                                      15%

                                    TOTAL   100%

Students in the Diploma programs will demonstrate their learning in 
the following ways:

In-class essay:  Rhetorical Analysis         15%
Midterm Test                                 15%
Final Exam                                   25%
Essay Plan                                   10%
Essay                                        20%
Seminar                                      10%
Critical Audience Response                    5%
TOTAL                                       100%

ASSESSMENT PROTOCOL:

1.  Students who miss a test for unforeseen circumstances with an
    acceptable, and, where requested, documented explanation can write
    a make-up test with no penalty.  All make-up tests will be written
    at a time and place to be specified by the teacher.  There may be
    time limits concerning the writing of a make-up test.

2.  Late Assignment Penalty:  Students who fail to submit work on
    time, or in a format requested, are subject to the late assignment
    penalty.  The penalty is a 10% per day reduction in the value of
    the student's grade for up to five business days (excludes 
    weekends or holidays).  After that point, the work is worth zero
    percent.  Students who are not able to submit assignments on time
    due to health or medical reasons need to negotiate with the
    professor ahead of time or, if that is not possible, submit 
    documented explanation.

3.  Students are expected to keep a copy of the assignment and/or
    working notes for each assignment until the grade has been 
    received.  The professor may ask for submission of the working 
    notes at any time during the course.
Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:

 

Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

X Communication X Critical Thinking & Problem Solving   Interpersonal
  Numeracy X Information Management   Personal

Notes: N/A

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) : Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

Challenge Exam Portfolio Interview Other Not Eligible for PLAR
X X X    

Notes:  N/A

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Print Effective Term Professor Applicable Student Group(s)
Fall 2008 Multiple Professors This is a required first semester course in all applied degrees at Sheridan. Taught by Anita Agar, Hasan Malik, Susan Hackett,Yael Katz and Maximilaan Van Woudenberg.
Fall 2008 Yael Katz General Arts and Science University Profile

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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