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CMN 538 2 - Seminar Rhetorical Theory - Rhetorical Criticism

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Study of special topics in the history of rhetorical theory. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours.

Special Instructions:

Rhetorical criticism examines the history, assumptions, and means of the study of discursive practice in the United States. The course begins with founding essays concerning the nature of rhetorical criticism. It then works through the history of rhetorical criticism, focusing on issues such as the definition of a text, the place of method, the role of theory, the development of a critic's voice and authority, the disruptive force of questions concerning race, gender, and class, and the central place of writing in the practice of criticism. This seminar will ask students to develop and complete a critical essay.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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