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Willamette University

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Rhetoric and Media Studies

RHET 365 Rhetoric of Religion (1)

This course is a rhetorical and critical survey of the use of religious language in the public and political discourse of the United States in an attempt to discern how religious discourse is used to engender social change, construct the communities in which we live, and lead our public lives. We will focus on special problems and issues created by words of and about religious belief and speeches, artistic expression, cinematic representation, and other forms of communicative interaction.

Prerequisite: RHET 261

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Cordova