May 26, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

BLDR 484 - (W) Eloquentia Negotialis

3 cr.
This Business Leadership course engages modes of public discourse about economics, politics, and business. Taking the weekly issue of The Economist—arguably the most influential magazine in this subject area—as its text, the class will analyze the news, editorial, and advertisement content. Drawing from their diverse backgrounds in University course work and from their common background in BLDR courses, students will examine individual pieces for cutting edge technical content, for an understanding of cultural and ethical implications, and in terms of sophisticated rhetoric. Students will articulate the results of this rhetorical and ethical analysis through both written reports and oral presentations to the class. On a weekly basis, students will practice critical thinking at the intersection of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.