Logic, Rhetoric and Argument

lrom1321  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Logic, Rhetoric and Argument
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Engel Vincent;
As for all the courses available for students in ROM, ROGE or LAFR, excellent working knowledge of French is required, both in reading and writing. As far as the argumentative writing is concerned, no specific prerequisite is required.
By mastering the fundamental principles of logic and argument, students will develop a critical spirit and the rhetorical tools needed to construct a correctly articulated and convincing scientific argument.
To illustrate these concepts, we will use numerous examples taken from literature but also from the press, advertising, political speeches, etc.
In the practical work sessions or at home, students will produce a minimum of three pieces of written work. Special attention will be paid to quotations and references in this work, so as to combat plagiarism effectively.
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Minor in French Studies