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Course Description:

Develop skill in comprehending underlying meanings in public communications. Develop the ability to spot flaws and strengths in others' arguments, detect manipulative communication strategies and recognize mythic/narrative dimensions in everyday communication. Conduct critiques of rhetoric and research propaganda campaigns. Sources for analysis include student-selected items such as speeches, editorials, films, advertisements, or magazine articles.

Work with basic principles of argumentation and debate, rhetorical criticism, the narrative paradigm, social influence and propaganda analysis. Develop critical skills for responding competently to the multi-mediated, corporately-managed communication that exists in the current communication environment.

Prerequisite: students should have the ability to do upper-level work.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Basic Communication.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Basic Communication-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Fall 1.

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