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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 US-Middle East 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 military intervention in the Middle East; and the literalized metaphors and ideological frames that characterize war rhetoric.

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Collins