In this seminar, students develop the intellectual habits necessary to write and speak effectively by engaging with primary and historical sources. In addition, students develop the capacity to analyze various forms of presidential rhetoric. Students increase their ability to develop effective arguments by learning to construct research questions around a focused topic, to retrieve, evaluate, and incorporate sources into scholarly papers, and to present their work to an academic audience both orally and in writing. Affiliate: Communication Studies.
Prerequisites: SSI2 enrollment requires completion of SSI1 seminar