Course Description: Traces the history of rhetoric and its theoretical grounding from classical origins to modern concerns, including posthuman rhetoric, procedural rhetoric, and Native American rhetoric.
Course Justification: While courses on Rhetoric and History of Rhetoric are included in the Graduate Catalog (ENGL 654 and ENGL 655), no graduate-level rhetoric courses were offered from Fall 2014 to Spring 2016, the two-year period where PhD students entering in Fall 2014 must take course work. As a PhD student focused on rhetoric, a course like this is paramount for Emily. Nicole will benefit directly from this course as well since her research interests are focused on poetics and epistemology which rhetoric directly affects.
- To be able to understand the history of rhetoric
- To be able to identify key authors, moments, and concepts in the history of rhetoric
- To produce one article-length essay contributing to rhetoric/history of rhetoric studies