Seminar in Rhetorical Theory
Term: Fall 2022 - Full Term (08/29/2022 - 12/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|8/29/2022||12/12/2022||TR||2:10pm - 3:30pm||MURK G01|
Course Title & Description: Rhetoric of Health and Medicine - This course examines how people communicate about health and medicine, with attention to the mediating influences of technology. It does so from a rhetorical perspective, analyzing some of the ways in which language constructs meanings around wellbeing and illness, with a focus on mental health, psychiatry, and brain disorders. We’ll look at health-related discourses across a range of historical and cultural contexts, from 18th-century accounts of melancholia to today’s circulation of mental health information (and disinformation) on social media.