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COM 441 - Rhetoric of Dissent

(3 units)
Description and analysis of public discourse by agitators and those opposed to agitation. Focus on significant movements for change in recent American history.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring - Even Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. identify social movement theory and concepts specific to communication studies.
2. describe and evaluate rhetorical dissent strategies used by activists including the ethics and effectiveness of those strategies.
3. compare rhetorical strategies used by various movement groups for different issues within particular socio-political-historical contexts.
4. research and analyze elements of social movements to articulate how they emerge and fulfill rhetorical movement functions.
5. apply dissent concepts and theory to contemporary social movements or activists.


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