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this schedule is subject to change. All readings, unless otherwise noted, are from the Crowley/Hawhee textbook.

week 1 In-Class Activity Due
8/20 intro to course  
8/22

brief history of rhetoric

set up group work

- read pp 1-15

- bring to class (in your brain) one thing you found interesting from the reading, be prepared to discuss why

8/24

history of rhetoric

- read pp 16-35

- bring to class (in your brain) one thing you found interesting from the reading, be prepared to discuss why

week 2 In-Class Activity Due
8/27 history of rhetoric -- the sophists

- read pp 19-25 of Bizzell and Herzberg

8/29 the sophists

- read Poulakus

-write a short response to the following: Define what you think Poulakos means by a Sophistic Rhetoric.  What does this mean to you?  Describe a time you’ve disagreed with someone, and explain what it would have meant to use sophistic rhetoric in that exchange.  If you can’t think of an example, come up with a hypothetical argument between you and someone else.

8/31 group presentations - Group Presentations (Gorgias, Aspasia, Isocrates)
week 3 In-Class Activity Due
9/3 LABOR DAY no class--Labor Day
9/5

kairos

- read pp 36-51

9/7

kairos

- review pp 36-51

week 4 In-Class Activity Due
9/10 stasis theory -Paper #1 Due
9/12 stasis theory - read pp 55-92
9/14 work day work day
week 5 In-Class Activity Due
9/17

commonplaces and ideology

 

- Read 95-130

 

9/19

commonplaces and ideology

group presentations

 

- Group Presentations (Plato, Aristotle)

- Read O'Reilly and Moore (both written after 9/11) and be prepared to discuss how commonplaces and ideologies are functioning within these pieces.

 

9/21

logos

 

-read 133-160
-Paper #2 Due

 

week 6 In-Class Activity Due
9/24

logos

 

-review 133-160

9/26

group presentations

 

- Group Presentations (Cicero, Quintillian)

-Paper #3 Due

 

9/28

ethos

- read 163-199

week 7 In-Class Activity Due
10/1 ethos - review 163-199
10/3 pathos -Paper #4 Due
10/5 pathos
- read 205-217
week 8 In-Class Activity Due
10/8

pathos

- review 205-217
10/10 review

-Paper #5 Due

- Group Presentations (Locke, Douglass, Nietzsche)

10/12 work day work day
week 9 In-Class Activity Due
10/15

neo-aristotelian criticism

assign rhetorical criticism paper

- read 25-33 and 56-65 of Foss
10/17 neo-aristotelian criticism - review Monday's readings
10/19 work day work day
week 10 In-Class Activity Due
10/22

generic criticism

 

- read 193-211 of Foss

 

10/24 presentations - Group Presentations (Wolfe, Burke)
10/26

generic criticism group work

review Monday's readings

week 11 In-Class Activity Due
10/29 feminist criticism - read 151-167 of Foss
10/31

feminist criticism

- review Monday's readings

11/2

writing a rhetorical criticism

 

- read and BRING TO CLASS sample papers from Foss. 1) pg 56-61 (see 10/15 above), 2) 205-211 (see 10/22 above), and 3) 163-167 (see 10/29 above)

 

 

week 12 In-Class Activity Due
11/5

peer review

 

Draft of Rhetorical Criticism Paper due -- BRING THREE COPIES

 

11/7 office hours - I will be in my office during classtime to answer any questions on the paper
11/9

visual rhetoric & the final project

- Rhetorical Criticism Paper Due
week 13 In-Class Activity Due
11/12 Veteran's Day Observed NO CLASS
11/14 Delivery and Visual Rhetoric

- Read 330-351

 

11/16

presentations and visual rhetoric

- Group Presentations (Foucault, Anzaldua)

-Read Faigley, et al. "Picturing Argument." Picturing Texts. New York: WW Norton & Company. 384-398.

week 14 In-Class Activity Due
11/26 Visual Rhetoric - Read Blair, J. Anthony. "The Possibility and Actuality of Visual Arguments." Argumentation and Advocacy 33 (Summer 1996): 23-39.
11/28 Visual Rhetoric

- Read Kinross, Robin. "The Rhetoric of Neutrality." Design Discourse: History/Theory/Criticism. Ed Victor Margolin. Chicago: UC Press, 1989. 131-143. Rpt.Revisions Reader. Eds. Lynch et al. 373-385.

- Read Lupton, Ellen and Abbott Miller. "McPaper: USA Today and the Journalism of Hope." Design Writing Research. London: Phaidon Press, 2000. 143-156.

11/30

Final Project Presentations

Final Project Presentations
week 15 In-Class Activity Due
12/3 Final Project Presentations Final Project Presentations
12/5 Final Project Presentations Final Project Presentations
12/7

Final Project Presentations

Final Project Presentations
Project #7 DUE