SPAN 3409

Persuasive Writing

This course focuses on the development of skills for the writing of comments, perspectives, and critiques through a variety of grammatical and rhetorical tools needed for effective persuasion. Students will work on several types of writing, and analyze texts from both formal and informal sources: letters, applications, film reviews, blogs, etc. dealing with current issues in politics and culture. At the end of the course, students will have a chance to analyze indirect forms of persuasion in literary materials. (1 unit)

Required Text: Material in electronic format will be made available upon arrival at Middlebury.
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:


Summer 2017 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3409A-L17 Lecture (Good)

Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3409A-L15 Lecture (Chavez)

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3409A-L14 Lecture (Munoz)

Summer 2012, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3409A-L12 Lecture (Good)

Summer 2011, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3409A-L11 Lecture (Hernandez)

Summer 2010, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3409A-L10 Lecture (Feldman)

Summer 2009, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3409A-L09 Lecture (Reyes-Torres)

Summer 2008, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3409A-L08 Lecture (Wolfenzon)

Summer 2007, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3409A-L07 Lecture (Faundez-Reitsma)

Summer 2006, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3409A-L06 Lecture (Murphy)

Summer 2005, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3409A-L05 Lecture (Murphy)

Summer 2004, LS 7 Week Session

SPAN3409A-L04 Lecture (Stewart)