About The Instructor
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This course satisfies part of the Communication Skills graduation requirement.
This section is Communication Skills intensive. Communication Skills I-V must be completed before taking this course.
Session, Dates: 1 (08/25/2014 - 12/13/2014)
Days: M W F
Time: 11:45 - 12:35 pm
Location: Moon Campus
Room: Hale Center 207
Seats Available: 10 Seats
This course explores the nature and place of discourse, especially persuasive discourse, in society and in history. Much attention is given to classical, modern, and contemporary rhetorical systems; to the mutual influence of rhetoric and other academic disciplines; and to the relationship of rhetoric, communication, and various media. Also considered are rhetorical criticism, audience-text-writer constraints, and how these constraints interact to make meaning.
John Lawson, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Curriculum Co-Advisor, English Education
Wheatley Center 319