Rhetoric and Public Communication Research

Rhetoric and Public Communication analyzes communication’s operation in public fora, including politics, popular culture, social movements, and the courts. Its theoretical and critical perspectives range from classically-grounded argumentation, persuasion, and traditional public address to postmodern and post-postmodern approaches consistent with recent developments in media technology as well as in feminism, cultural, and critical theories.

Faculty

Undergraduate Courses

  • Commun 103 – Public Speaking
  • Commun 335 – Critical Analysis of Communication
  • Commun 362 – Argumentation and Debate
  • Commun 402 – Gender and Communication
  • Commun 413 – Rhetoric and the Internet
  • Commun 435 – Rhetoric in Western Thought
  • Commun 436 – Recent Rhetorical Theory
  • Commun 440(640) – Contemporary Problems in Freedom of Speech
  • Commn 472 – Rhetoric of Radicalism in the United States
  • Commun 474 – Rhetoric of Women’s Rights in the US

Graduate Courses

  • Commun 735 – Theories of Rhetorical Communication
  • Commun 762 – Argumentation in Theory and Practice
  • Commun 768 – Seminar in Theories of Speech Communication
  • Commun 772 – Rhetorical Leadership and Ethics
  • Commun 835 – Seminar in Contemporary Public Address
  • Commun 860 – Seminar: Issues in Communication when it is a Rhetoric Theme
  • Commun 862 – Public Deliberation
  • Commun 872 – Rhetoric of Constituting Community and Social Controversy
  • Commun 873 – The Digital Mirror
  • Commun 874 – Rhetoric of Women’s Rights in the U.S.
  • Commun 882 – Rhetoric of Kenneth Burke
  • Commun 893 – Rhetoric of/and the Internet

Graduate Certificate in Rhetorical Leadership