AFRICAN AMERICAN RHETORIC
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
31663
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
The purposes of this course are; a historical-critical re view of scholarship in African American rhetoric; and a theoretical-conceptual framework for the study of African American rhetoric. This course places considerable emphasis on the African roots of African American rhetoric, but the ultimate concern is with African Americans' behavior. The course covers consequences of African and European inter actions in America, factors that forged the distinctive aspects of African American rhetoric. The effects of culture, racism, colonialism, and social class on communication.
Class Notes
This course focuses on rhetorics of black freedom in the 20th century United States. Materials and discussion will emphasize social movements across the ¿long¿ civil rights period: from labor and legal activism in the interwar years, through the civil rights movement¿s ¿classical phase,¿ to articulations of Black Power and black feminism. Throughout, students will develop skills in archival analysis: applying concepts from rhetorical theory and cultural studies to the study of source materials.
Class Details
Instructor(s)
David Molina
Meets
MoWeFr 11:05AM - 11:55AM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
G18 William Pitt Union-sunroom
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
26
Seats Open
9
Class Capacity
35
Unrestricted Seats
9
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20