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week 1 In-Class Activity Due
8/25

intro to course

what IS rhetoric?

 
8/27

Thank You for Smoking

--bring any syllabus questions to class

8/29

Thank You for Smoking

--bring to class (in your brain or jotted down) how rhetoric has thus far been portrayed in the movie. Be prepared to add to these notes in preparation for next week's response paper.

week 2 In-Class Activity Due
9/1 LABOR DAY

no class--Labor Day

9/3 brief history of rhetoric

- read pp 1-15

- write a response paper (2 pp double spaced) that describes how Plato's concern with truth (as described briefly in the reading) applies to Nick Naylor's use of persuasion in Thank You for Smoking. Given your reading today, does Naylor's understanding of persuasion seem like rhetoric to you? Why? Why not?

9/5 history of rhetoric

- read pp 16-35

- bring to class (in your brain or jotted down) one thing you found interesting from the reading. Be prepared to discuss why.

week 3 In-Class Activity Due
9/8 history of rhetoric--the sophists

- read Poulakos (this is a .pdf)

- bring to class the Poulakus article AND (in your brain or jotted down) an answer to the following: Define what you think Poulakos means by a Sophistic Rhetoric. What does this mean to you? Think of a time you’ve disagreed with someone, and imagine what it would have meant to use sophistic rhetoric in that exchange.

9/10

kairos

- read pp 36-51

9/12

kairos

- review pp 36-51

week 4 In-Class Activity Due
9/15 stasis theory - Paper #1 Due
9/17 stasis theory - read pp 55-92
9/19 commonplaces and ideology

- read pp 95-130

 

week 5 In-Class Activity Due
9/22

commonplaces and ideology

 

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

 

9/24

logos

- Paper #2 Due

- read pp 133-160

9/26

logos

(presidential debate tonight!)

- review pp 133-160

week 6 In-Class Activity Due
9/29

presidential debate viewing and discussion

 

presidential debate viewing and discussion

- Paper #3 Due

10/1

ethos

- read pp 163-199

 

10/3

ethos

 

review pp 163-199

week 7 In-Class Activity Due
10/6

pathos

(presidential debate tomorrow night!)

- Paper #4 Due

- read pp 205-217

10/8 presidential debate viewing and discussion presidential debate viewing and discussion
10/10 pathos

- review pp 205-217

week 8 In-Class Activity Due
10/13

assign rhetorical criticism paper

- Paper #5 Due
10/15 workshop on texts

- bring to class texts you're considering using for the rhetorical criticism paper

10/17 work on paper work on paper
week 9 In-Class Activity Due
10/20

peer review

peer review -- bring three copies of your paper
10/22 office hours office hours--no class
10/24 tba Rhetorical Criticism Paper Due
week 10 In-Class Activity Due
10/27

delivery and visual rhetoric

- read pp 330-351

10/29 visual rhetoric -Read Faigley, et al. "Picturing Argument." Picturing Texts. New York: WW Norton & Company. 384-398.
10/31

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.

week 11 In-Class Activity Due
11/3 peer review bring ideas for rhetorical performance (both for the texts AND for the presentation)

REMEMBER TO VOTE!

11/5

rhetorical performance presentations

rhetorical performance presentations

Andrew, Jenae, Riley, Garrett, Blake, (you?)

11/7

rhetorical performance presentations

 

rhetorical performance presentations

Mikael, Danielle, Kenny, Candice, Tom, Tasha

 

week 12 In-Class Activity Due
11/10

rhetorical performance presentations

 

rhetorical performance presentations

Eileen, Darrin, Aaron G, Kristen, Branden, Curtis, Rachel

11/12 rhetorical performance presentations

rhetorical performance presentations

Colin, Kaylee, Nick, Annie, McKenzie, Alex, Amanda, Aaron W

11/14

rhetorical performance presentations

rhetorical performance presentations

Chris, Mallory, Paul, Kowsar, Chelsea, Brian, Boe

week 13 In-Class Activity Due
11/17 form groups, begin research form groups, begin research BE THERE! MANDATORY!
11/19 pitch proposals

pitch proposals, proposal due

11/21

no class

no class. be thankful.

Thanksgiving Break--be thankful.
week 14 In-Class Activity Due
12/1 formulate rubrics formulate rubrics IN CLASS
12/3 review rubric

peer review of analysis rubric, rubric due

12/5

work time--course evals

work time--course evals BE THERE! MANDATORY!
week 15 In-Class Activity Due
12/8 Final Project Presentation

Final Project Presentation

1: Boe, Aaron, Colin, Branden
2: Annie, Brian, Tasha, Rachel

12/10 Final Project Presentation

Final Project Presentation

1. Riley, Nick, Kaylee, Amanda, Kowsar
2. Darrin, Kenny, Jenae, Andrew
3. Mikael, McKenzie, Chris, Garrett

12/12

Final Project Presentation

Final Project Presentation

1. Eileen, Aaron, Paul, Chelsea
2. Tom, Candice, Danielle, Alex
3. Kristen, Mallory, Curtis, Blake

 

TURN IN FINAL REPORT, INCLUDING ANALYSIS SHEETS AND RHETORICAL TEXT, TO AVERY 309 BY 5PM ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 15