In my desire to get the most out of my college experience, I elected to take my first Honor’s course offered at LCC. Writing 122 Honors had a focus of Argument, Style, Research and Minority Rhetoric. Specific to Black American history, Dr. Sarah Lushia exposed me to the linguistic systems and determining factors which helped in defining these frameworks set in place.
In a society still defined by institutional discrimination, examining both the documented history as well as perpetuating factors has really developed my cultural competency, as a future educator, within and outside of the classroom setting. This aspect of the class was particularly transformative due to my newly developed skills pertaining to effective research methods and concepts relating to “argument as dialogue” instead of the traditional “argument as war” tactics. I highly value this educational experience due to this latter mentioned facet of the class as well.