Oct 04, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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RHET 310/3310 - Discourse and Power (3 cr.)



Prerequisites
RHET 1020    or its equivalent

Description
This course reveals the power of words and what lies behind them. How can language be used to empower or disempower? Who controls the conversation? Students explore how discourse is constructed and how it maintains complex relations of power. As they develop strategies to become more articulate, confident and persuasive writers, students critically analyze various discourse resources - textual, aural and visual - for their intellectual, social and political power dimensions. The course guides students through key readings in rhetorical theory to provide a foundational knowledge of major questions, concepts and debates in the field.



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