WRD 295 Argument and Rhetoric Across the Disciplines

This class will engage the historical theoretical and cultural dimensions of rhetoric in a range of disciplines in the arts literature politics and philosophy. In readings from Aristotle to poststructuralist theory we will examine all aspects of the rhetorical situation (exigence audience and rhetor) and the contexts in which rhetorical acts occur. We will examine how language practices intersect with culture and identity including class race sexuality gender and nation as we consider how arguments are constructed and how writing and narrative transform culture.

Credits

4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Pre-1800