Sep 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
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RHET 330/3350 - Writing and Cognition: The Mind and the Machine (3 cr.)



Prerequisites
RHET 1020  or its equivalent

Description
This course explores the invention and reinvention of writing over time. Students look at the social and personal uses of writing, consider what writing makes possible, and the ways we take it for granted in daily life. By exploring different forms of writing, students experiment with writing, and research the different methods adopted by scientists and authors from different cultures, to gain new perspectives. By looking at the relationship between thought and language, the course surveys the ways written expression has been used as a tool for reconstructing perception, memory, and self in society. It also employs writing to explore and analyze complex issues in today’s rapidly-changing world.



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