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Rhetoric and Media Studies

RHET 317 Citizenship and the Public Sphere (1)

Many formulations of rhetoric, citizenship and democracy assume the existence of "the public" and theorize the ideal "public sphere." In this course, we will examine scholarship about the public, investigate how civic engagement is shaped by this powerful term, and consider how conceptions of the public sphere can both facilitate deliberative democracy and reinforce inequalities.

Prerequisite:  RHET 231, RHET 261, RHET 326, WGS 245, or WGS 353, or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternating years
  • Instructor: Koenig Richards