English & Communication
Liberal Arts 344
|Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute||PhD|
|University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth||MA|
The study and contemporary application of ancient Greek and Roman rhetorical theory. Students will apply rhetorical theory in ongoing analyses of a wide range of communication media (written, spoken, visual) and in their own writing.
Advanced study of rhetorical communication within a specific genre, field, historical period, or community. Focus will change with instructor, but may include such topics as: Social Activism; Photography and Iconography; Music; Public Policy; more. Course may be repeated for credit with a change in topic.
Rhetorical precepts and notions as developed since antiquity and applied to contemporary professional writing and communication. Students will learn to identify and analyze rhetoric across a variety of discursive situations and in turn establish sound rhetorical practices within their own communication.
- Rhetoric and Composition
- Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
- History of Rhetoric
- Creative Nonfiction