RHETORICAL PROCESS
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
11290
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
This is an introductory course designed to give students a sense of the role rhetoric plays in the construction of our social, political, and cultural worlds, and to introduce students to traditional and contemporary approaches to the analysis of rhetorical discourse. Students will prepare a series of short performances for presentation in the recitation sections.
Class Attributes
DSAS Literature General Ed. Requirement
DSAS Phil. Think or Ethics General Ed. Requirement
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Ethical/Policy GE. Req.
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Humanistic GE. Req.
Class Notes
Rhetorical Process is an introduction to the study of rhetoric as persuasive communication and to its function in society. The objective of this course is to give students a sense of the significant role that rhetoric plays socially, politically, and culturally, and to introduce students to a variety of traditional and contemporary approaches to the analysis of rhetorical action. Rhetoric as persuasive communication is used in political speeches, public arguments, news reporting, public relations, editorials, advertising, music, resistance movements and other forms of oral, visual, and textual appeals to the public. In this course, we will learn the origins of the study of rhetoric, how to recognize it in action, how to apply it to create persuasive arguments, and how to use it in interpreting the messages we receive in everyday life. Evaluation by objective midterm and final exams, recitation performance, and reading response paper. The planned operational mode for this class when meeting in-person is ROTATED COHORT. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-rotated-cohort-classroom/

Class Details
Instructor(s)
Michael Bannon
Meets
TuTh 3:25PM - 4:15PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
102 O'Hara Student Center
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required, Recitation Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
160
Seats Open
0
Class Capacity
160
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
6
Wait List Capacity
20