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    Sep 30, 2022  
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 
Lee University Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

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COMM 498 - Rhetorical Criticism

This course introduces students to major issues and perspectives in rhetorical criticism, including foundational concepts from the history of rhetorical theory, elements of rhetorical studies, and methods of rhetorical analysis.  By surveying traditional and contemporary approaches to rhetorical criticism, readings will encourage students to engage in the process of thinking about symbol use, reflect upon the power of language and human symbolic activity, and systematically explore how these processes work and why they affect us.  Rhetorical approaches examine how to use language and symbols more effectively, how to communicate in more self-reflective ways, and how to evaluate messages that better accomplish strategic goals.

COMM-300 or permission of instructor

Credit Hours: 3

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