What I hope to accomplish:
-Engage students to think critically about their core understanding of themselves and the society they live in.
-Encourage active roles/ active thinking in and about society.
-Present the question and answer to, does an individual make a difference in society (Paper #4 and group project)?
-Use active reading skills.
-Practice good researching skills.
-Present to students various perspectives of society, controversy, and concepts of what it means to be an individual in our society.
How this meets English 120 course goals: Student Goals-
-Create and understand various argument techniques.
-Apply research to their own arguments.
-Develop better researching skills.
-Develop arguments in a non-bias manner, in a written and oral format.
-Become a more confident writer and student (perhaps blogging will aid this as well as the other types of writing).
-Develop analytical skills.
-Develop a good understanding of ethos, pathos, and logos.
Sources to support this sort of course: