ENGL 411: Rhetorics of the Profession

COURSE EVALUATION

Syllabus

[Schedule Through December 9]
* This is not set in stone. Dates and activities may change.*

Week Activities/Readings Major Assignments
October 17-21 Read “Rhetoric in (as) Digital Economy”

Read “Can We Block These Political Things”

Analysis Example

 

 

Introduce Rhetorical Analysis Assignment

October 24-28 Rhetorical Listening Peer Review
Peer Review Partners
Read “Gender Theory”
Judith Butler videoHRC Guidelines
Government Guidelines
Getty ImagesRead “Postmodernism”
 

 

Rhetorical Listening Analysis due

October 31-November 4 Rhetorical Analysis Peer Review

Peer Review Partners

Read “Stories and Maps”

Research – Rhetorical Journals
Resources

Final Groups

 

 

Introduce Final Project

November 7-11 Read “The Ethics of Expediency”

Memo Overview

Work Day

 Rhetorical Analysis due

 

Proposal Memo due

November 14-18 Read “Beyond the Realm of Reason: Understanding the Extreme Environmental Rhetoric of the John Birch Society”

In-Class Work Day

Final Project Rubric

November 21-25 No Class Thanksgiving Break
November 28- December 2 Sarah Gibson and Anne Grae presentations

Project Draft Workshop

December 5-9 Presentations Final project and reflection due

 

 

[Schedule Through October 21]
* This is not set in stone. Dates and activities may change.*

Week Activities/Readings Major Assignments
August 29-September 2 Introduction to Rhetoric

Read “How Can Rhetoric Theory Inform the Practice of Technical Communication.”

Introduce Twitter assignment
September 5-9 Read “Perspectives on Study of Rhetoric

Read “Aristotle on Rhetoric” and “Nicomachean Ethics

September 12-16 Read “Rhetorica A Hernnium

Read “What is Socratic Dialogue” and “Taylor Swift

Read “Defining Rhetorical Listening

9/16 – Class cancelled –

 

 

 

 

Assignment due
Rhetorician Write-Up

September 19-23 Discuss Rhetorical Listening

Read “Identifying Place of Rhetorical Listening

September 26-30 Read “Listening Metonymically

Discuss Metonymically listening

Visual Rhetoric
Read “When Typography is a Matter of Life and Death

Introduce Rhetorical Listening Debate assignment

Watch First Presidential Debate – September 26

 

 

October 3-7 Read “Semiotics Models

Continue reading “Semiotic Models”

Read “Rhetoric of the Image”

 

 

October 10-14 Blue Cross Blue Shield Brochure

Read “The Rhetorics of Online Austism Advocacy”

Read “Moar Digital Activism, Please

October 17-21 Read “Rhetoric in (as) Digital Economy”

Read “Can We Block These Political Things

Read “Saving the Great Lakes

 

 

Introduce Rhetorical Analysis assignment