ENG493 201702 Undergraduate

Term: 
Winter 2018
Course: 
ENG 493
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
Modern Rhetorical Criticism
Instructors: 

James Crosswhite

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  • Title: Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-3956
  • Office: 258 PLC
  • Office Hours: Winter term: On sabbatical, ordinarily checking email at least twice a week
Department Section Description: 

Rhetorical criticism is the appreciation and analysis of how we are persuaded—and often includes judgment concerning the nature of the persuasion. The course will address the following questions, among others: What is criticism? What is rhetoric? What is rhetorical criticism? What are its elements and kinds? How is it accomplished? What can it do? What is it good for? You will gain knowledge of rhetorical theory and rhetorical criticism, and you will gain experience and skill in rhetorical criticism through completing a course project.

Fulfills: 

Major I: D-Literary Theory/Criticism

Literary Theory/Criticism courses teach academic and rigorous media comprehension, the major modes and schools of criticism and theory, and theories and techniques of reasoning, rational discourse, and argumentation.

Major II: D-Theory/Rhetoric

Theory/Rhetoric courses teach media theory, the major modes and schools of criticism and theory, and theories and techniques of reasoning, rational discourse, and argumentation.

WSCR Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in Writing, Public Speaking, and Critical Reasoning offers students a coherent program of courses that strengthen students' abilities to write well, to speak effectively in public, and to think critically. This minor is built on courses in English, Writing, and Philosophy and is taught by professors from English, Philosophy, and the Honors College.