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ENGL 353

Rhetorical Theory
This course provides an introduction to the concept of rhetorical theory and explores a number of theories that have developed with the purpose of understanding language in use. Readings may include classical as well as modern rhetorical theories and will map the evolution of various rhetorical concepts such as audience and context. Because the study of rhetoric seeks to explain the material and ideological effects of language, students will be asked to make connections between everyday language use and broader issues of identity, power and agency.