May 18, 2024  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

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COMS 6320 - Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Critique


Course takes a specific theoretical approach to the critique of rhetoric as expressed in and by contemporary culture. The goal will be to explore the rich variety of rhetorical expression current in our lives. The reading list will encompass such topics as the critique of hate speech, the critique of whiteness, as well as focus on the discourse of African American, Native American, Latina/Latino cultures. Student projects will focus on one or more of the areas of inquiry with a goal of understanding and critiquing the role of rhetoric in the perpetuation and alteration of a culture.

Requisites:
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 seminar
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply principles of criticism to cultural rhetoric.
  • Critically evaluate specific genres/types of discourse emanating from cultural groups.
  • Define and explain the relationship between rhetoric and culture.
  • Distinguish between and among various contemporary perspectives on rhetoric and culture.



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