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English 15A

What is English 15A?

A version of English 15 with an added emphasis on diversity, English 15A at Penn State challenges you to an ambitious semester-long inquiry into the subject of rhetoric, an ancient art that has always been closely associated with education and with democratic institutions.  The course has a simple goal: to help you to become "critical citizens" inside and outside the university, people who engage actively and influentially with the communities they belong to because they have an awareness of how communities are created and influenced through language and other symbols. The course proposes to create a safe and yet provocative environment where you can develop sophistication as a producer and consumer of discourse while exploring the diversity around you.

What else do I need to know?

In addition to meeting a 3-credit GWS requirement, the course satisfies the US cultures requirement.

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