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Studies Of American Rhetoric

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This course examines American rhetoric from a variety of genres and a range of historical periods.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Mid-Twentieth Century American Rhetoric

    • Analyze the rhetorical genres of mid-20th century American rhetoric.
    • Apply genre analysis to mid-20th century American rhetoric.
    • Identify defining characteristics of mid-20th century American rhetoric.

    Contemporary American Rhetoric

    • Identify defining characteristics of contemporary American rhetoric.
    • Analyze the rhetorical genres of contemporary American rhetoric.
    • Apply the concepts of the rhetorical situation and the informed citation to contemporary American rhetoric.
    • Generate a synthesizing perspective on American rhetoric.

    Colonial Rhetoric

    • Identify defining characteristics of colonial American rhetoric.
    • Analyze the rhetorical genres of colonial America.
    • Apply techniques of rhetorical analysis to major works of colonial American rhetoric.

    Early National Rhetoric

    • Identify defining characteristics of early American rhetoric.
    • Analyze the rhetorical genres of early America.
    • Apply classical rhetorical appeals to major works of early American rhetoric.

    Late 19th Century & Early 20th Century American Rhetoric

    • Identify defining characteristics of late 19th century and early 20th century American rhetoric.
    • Analyze the rhetorical genres of late 19th century and early 20th century American rhetoric.
    • Analyze American rhetorics of emotion and social movements in this period.
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