ENG657 Modern Rhetoric
Lead Faculty: Dr. Franz J Potter
Modern Rhetoric introduces students to the contemporary study of rhetoric. The course covers major figures such as Kenneth Burke, Lloyd Bitzer, and Stephen Toulmin. The course introduces a wide range of academic interests in contemporary rhetoric; in particular, students will practice reading texts rhetorically through major theories of rhetoric.
- Discuss and analyze scholarly articles in the field of Rhetoric and Composition Studies.
- Analyze, discriminate, and distinguish disparate views on rhetoric and writing studies in the process of assessing complex epistemological, rhetorical, and ideological assumptions.
- Appraise academic discourse to assemble a discriminating review of literature on a specific idea in Rhetoric and Composition studies.
- Evaluate scholarly texts indicating possible areas of further inquiry.
- Synthesize conflicting viewpoints to find productive research space in order to address vital questions in the field.
- Evaluate the contributions of various major figures in the field.
- Construct a niche or position and enter scholarly discourse through composing of a research paper with a strong claim.