This class was taken in Fall 2019 with Professor Leeyanne Moore. The goal of this course was to encourage independent thinking by teaching us how to form analytical arguments. We covered topics ranging from current events to fiction novels, complete research on them, and then create a unique argument about the topics by using the chart method taught to us.
Overall, this class has helped me create arguments and opinions for different classes, and also in my everyday life. I now try to become more educated on varying topics so I can accurately discuss them with others. If their opinions differ from mine, this course taught me how to respectfully disagree with opposing viewpoints.
The artifact below is the analytical argument chart I created for one of our two research projects. My group and I chose to do our project on Jordan Peele, and the importance and meaning of the second film he wrote and directed, Us. For my argument, I decided to focus on how he portrays economic inequality in the movie in very subtle ways. This was the first research project we were assigned, and it was very important when it came to understanding how to form the types of arguments required for this course. While learning how to do this, my classmates and I had quite some trouble because it involved a different way of thinking then we were used to. After this project, we all felt much more confident.