his course is an intensive study of the theory and practice of argumentation, together with some consideration of the ethics of public deliberation. Selected classics in rhetoric (e.g., Plato?s Gorgias, Mill?s On Liberty) are read, discussed, and analyzed for their rhetorical precepts and as rhetorical models themselves. Major projects include classroom debate and an extended researched argumentative essay.General Education: WAC 2: Writing and Research in the Liberal Arts