Course Overview

Words make the world go round – they help us persuade, inform, and communicate our thoughts and ideas and connect to each other. In ENG215, you’ll discover how to harness the power of your words through persuasive writing --from researching your topic, to understanding your audience, to crafting a convincing essay. Along the way, you’ll meet real people like you who have mastered the art of persuasion to change their lives. From a call-center employee who persuades executives to change company-wide policies, to a writer collecting funds for inner-city youth, to an African-American musician who convinces members of the KKK to hang up their robes - the power of persuasive words can, and does, work wonders.