• 153 | CCN: 33092

    American Political Rhetoric

    Vision and Power in the Era of Networked Communication

    Instructor: Nate Atkinson

    Location: Hearst Field Annex B1

    Date / Time: M/W 5pm - 6:30pm

    4 Units

     

    This course approaches political rhetoric in its broadest sense—as the articulation of visions for the future rooted in present relations of power. Today, these visions circulate with unprecedented speed and variety, making it difficult to trace the direction of political influence, or to fully comprehend what is at stake in claims to political power. Moving between foundational work in rhetorical theory and cutting-edge research in new media communication, we will work together to meet this challenge as it unfolds before us in virtual time and space, but with very real consequences to our collective future.

    • This course satisfies the Public Discourse concentration