Description: This course addresses contemporary trends and innovations in communication methods/processes. Students focus on rapidly changing communication topics. May be repeated if content is different; maximum of 9 hours.
Credit Hours: 3
Dates: 08/16/2021 - 12/04/2021
Building: Fell Hall 176 (FEL 176)
Instructor Name: Ashley Hall
Class Notes: This course will explore how members of African American communities, both historically and in contemporary times, have used language and symbols rhetorically to construct and reconstruct images of themselves, their communities, and their cultural practices. Analyzing African Americans' public and private lives who speak out against the injustices they face is essential to rhetorical studies as their contributions highlight the ways their rhetoric(s) reveal and transform relations of power in an anti-black world. Topics include: Public address, African culture, African/American spirituality, public and private relationships, political & legal communication, social movement discourse, and popular culture (including literature, music, and the arts).
Textbooks have not been finalized for section.