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Title: Rhetoric and Social Movements
Course Section Number: RHE-370-01
Department: Rhetoric
Description: This course investigates the role of communication in the process of social change. We will examine a variety of theoretical perspectives that highlight the possibilities and constraints of employing rhetoric as a key agent in social movements. By exploring a range of historical and contemporary case studies in and outside of the United States, students will critically analyze how various rhetorical strategies operate in the advocacy and resistance of social change. This course will engage with multiple questions on the relationship between rhetoric and social movements including: How are social movements organized and maintained? What rhetorical tactics do social movements utilize to advocate or resist change? What are historical, social, and political conditions that make certain strategies effective/ineffective, silenced/heard, or remembered/forgotten? We will engage these questions through critical facilitated discussions, case study presentations, and a final paper rhetorically analyzing a social movement artifact.
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: August 24, 2022
End Date: December 17, 2022
Meeting Information: 08/24/2022-12/16/2022 Lecture Monday, Wednesday, Friday 01:10PM - 02:00PM, Fine Arts Center, Room S206
Faculty: Clark, Jordin

Course Status

Section Name/Title Status Dept. Capacity Enrolled/
Rhetoric and Social Movements
OPEN Rhetoric 16 7 / 9 / 0