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ENGL 4458 Rhetoric as Cultural Studies (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

Rhetoric is an ancient art focusing on how people or groups use language and images to negotiate, gain power, and make meaning in the world. Rather than studying rhetoric itself, this course will consider how selected ideas and concepts from rhetoric can serve as a toolkit for studying a wide range of "cultural texts," such as films, speeches, advertisements, images, or places. The goal of this course is to understand culture as dynamic and performative—to help us better understand the created nature of all human culture, while pointing to possibilities for acting and being in the world.

Instructor(s): Paula Mathieu

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17