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Rhetoric and Media Studies

RHET 232 (AR) Persuasion, Propaganda and the Mass Media (1)

Political rhetoric and advertising serve as case studies for the use and influence of persuasion and propaganda in contemporary society. Special attention is paid to the role of the mass media in this process and to the ethics of persuasive and propagandistic techniques.

Mode of Inquiry: Analyzing Arguments, Reasons, and Values

  • Offering: Every semester
  • Instructor: Clark, Douglass