An introductory course that surveys the history, development, and future directions of the field of communication. Equal emphasis is placed on understanding application of theory to everyday situations and learning introductory approaches to research.
Course Credits: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of course, students should be able to:
- Describe the historical development of theories central to the study of Western rhetoric.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate in writing through a research project which will apply important concepts from the course.
- Explain the significance of key issues in the “rhetorical tradition.”
- Apply theories of rhetoric to contexts in which the students live and work.