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Rhetoric and Media Studies

RHET 360 Rhetoric of War and Peace (1)

This course examines conceptual and critical approaches to the study of war rhetoric. The first half of the course focuses on international participation in the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States. The second half of the course is a case analysis of Gulf War rhetoric. Students will explore media images opposing nations employ to characterize the other; strategic choices in public rhetoric that create and sustain the Cold War or acceptance of the Gulf War; and the literalized metaphors and ideological frames that characterize war rhetoric. Closed to freshmen.

Prerequisite: RHET 261 or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Collins