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ENGL 524 - Cultural Rhetorics

(3 credits)
In this course, the particular focus will be on cultural rhetorics: the intersections of rhetorics, cultures and power. Rhetoric has often been defined in terms of persuasion, and this course will utilize and challenge that definition. Students will begin by analyzing the space from which they operate and make meaning, and how that space has the power to shape perceptions. Students will read and write about rhetorical constructions such as race, ethnicity, culture, sexuality, ability, gender and class. They will investigate a variety of texts including digital, material, visual, performance and popular culture. This course allows students to further develop their understanding of the role of rhetorics in maintaining or disrupting systems of power and control by identifying their own relationships with language, culture and power. Offered alternate years.