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CMST 411. Critical Approaches to Public Communication

Credits: 3
Department: Communication Studies
Description: Rhetorical criticism of public communication and popular culture, such as speeches, news coverage, and entertainment.
Prerequisites: CMST 300 or CMST 319 or permission of instructor.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. "Define ""rhetoric,"" ""rhetorical theory,"" and ""rhetorical criticism."""
2. Explain various perspectives toward rhetorical criticism.
3. Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of different critical perspectives.
4. Produce critiques of rhetoric.






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