COM 548 Seminar in Rhetorical Criticism

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Catalog course description

An examination of various methodological perspectives of rhetorical criticism. Specifically, the course aims to familiarize students with both traditional and alternative critical methods and to encourage students to perceive the rhetorical dimensions of all manner of public discourse, ranging from speeches, advertising, film, popular music to discursive forms in new media and the Internet.

Course objectives

Target student audience

Companion website

Instructor contact information

Janis Edwards
Office: 207 Reese Phifer Hall
Phone: 348-8074
janis {dot} edwards {at} ua {dot} edu

Course assignments

Course outline or calendar


Course number and section, and number of credit hours

COM 548 - 990. Three hours.

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Typically offered during which semesters

Spring Semester

Next offered

Spring Semester, 2008