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WRA 260

WRA 260

rhetoric, persuasion, culture

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Home Schedule Assignments

Schedule


This schedule is subject to change. You are required to regularly check the schedule to make sure you are prepared for class and assignment deadlines. Readings are provided in D2L at http://d2l.msu.edu

Unit 1: What is Rhetoric? History and Key Terms

date Due for classtime
Week 1 | January 8
  • n/a, course introduction
Week 1| January 10
Week 2 | January 15
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No Class
Week 2 | January 17
  • Read Crowley, Sharon and Debra Hawhee. "Chapter 1, Ancient Rhetorics: Their Differences and the Differences They Make." Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students, Fifth Edition. 2011. (see D2L)
  • Read Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have A Dream" (in class we will listen)
Week 3 | January 22
  • Read Foss, Sonja J. "Chapter 3: Neo-Aristotelian Criticism - Genesis of Rhetorical Criticism." Rhetorical Criticism: Exploration & Practice.Waveland Press. 2004. (see D2L)
  • Read Herrick, James A. "Chapter 1, An Overview of Rhetoric." The History and Theory of Rhetoric: An Introduction,Fourth Edition. 2009. (see D2L)
Week 3 | January 24
  • Read JN Ch1 and 2 on the Rhetorical Situation (see D2L)

Week 4 | January 29
Week 4 | January 31
  • Bring to class: the text you are analyzing for Assignment #1. We will peer workshops ways of rhetorically analyzing your text based on the readings we have done thus far.

 

Unit 2: Culture and Rhetoric

date Due for classtime
Week 5 | February 5
  • Assignment #1 Due IN D2L BY CLASSTIMEassignment1.html
  • Be prepared to talk about your Assignment 1 in groups, if it helps you to do this, bring a copy of your paper.
Week 5 | February 7
  • Read Brummet Rhetoric in Popular Culture
Week 6 | February 12
Week 6 | February 14
  • Putting together Communities of Practice with rhetoric and artificats, in-class activity. Bring stuff to class to talk about.
  • Read Malea and Phil's article in Enculturation (what is cultural rhetorics)
Week 7 | February 19
  • examples of communities of practice
Week 7 | February 21
  • examples of communities of practice
Week 8 | February 26
  • Workshopping
Week 8 | February 28
  • Workshopping
SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK SPRING BREAK

 

Unit 3: Rhetoric in Practice

date Due for classtime
Week 9 | March 12
  • Assignment #2 Due: Cultural Rhetoric Narrative
  • Set up Unit 3 and Wednesday's class
Week 9 | March 14
  • Kristin at CCCC
Week 10 | March 19
  • Case Study Readings, in class discussion
Week 10 | March 21
  • Assign groups and case study, in-class group work to get started on project
Week 11 | March 26
  • Step 1 of case study due
Week 11 | March 28
  • Step 2 of case study due
Week 12 | April 2
  • Case Study Presentations
Week 12 | April 4
  • Case Study Presentations

 

Unit 4: Propaganda

date Due for classtime
Week 13 | April 9
  • Visit to MSU Museum
Week 13 | April 11
  • In-Class Group Work to begin project
Week 14 | April 16
  • Readings
Week 14 | April 18
  • Readings
Week 15 | April 23
  • Readings
Week 15 | April 25
  • Presentations

 

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