COMS 202

Rhetoric & the Public Sphere

This course focuses on the history and theory of rhetoric as an art central to public life, exploring the ways that language affects how we construct knowledge, create communities, delimit social space, promote our collective interests, and critique the laws and norms that bind us together. Offered every semester.

Prerequisite: RCOM 120 or RHET 120 or RCOM 126 or RHET 126 or concurrent RCOM 131 or concurrent RHET 131 or RCOM 140 or RHET 140 or RCOM 195 or RHET 195 or RCOM 220 or RHET 220 or concurrent RCOM 250 or concurrent RHET 250 or SII 120 or concurrent RHET 295 or RHET 195