CMNS 385 - Language and Action: A Survey of Contemporary Rhetoric

In this course you will be introduced to and examine major statements on the nature of rhetoric from the classical period to the 21st century; you will then apply these to contemporary rhetorical events in an effort to understand the paradigms governing language use in current social and linguistic environments. Rhetoric always includes study of the ways language serves as a call to action; in this course, the emphasis will be on the ways language acts in itself, on the user, and on the discourse community.

Note:This course is offered as both CMNS 385 and ENGL 385. Students may take only one of these for credit.

  • 60 university-level credits, including any 200-level CMNS or ENGL course.
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