CMN 703 (02) - Seminar in Rhetorical Theory

Seminar in Rhetorical Theory

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2022 - Full Term (08/29/2022 - 12/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   12  
CRN: 16090
Focused study of problems in rhetorical theory construction through examination and criticism of selected theoretical frameworks used to explain or interpret rhetorical phenomena. May be repeated for different topics. Prereq: permission.
Section Comments: Full Title: Rhetoric of Health & Medicine
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman, Sophomore
Only listed majors in section: CMN:BUSAPPL, CMN:MEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Michelle Gibbons

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/29/2022 12/12/2022 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm MURK G01
Additional Course Details: 

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.