May 12, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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COMS 3603 - Contemporary Culture and Rhetoric

Explores the relationship between rhetoric and contemporary culture. Contemporary theories of rhetoric are examined and used to study communication in contemporary cultural issues. Issues involving identity and power, in particular, will be discussed.

Requisites: Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Define and explain basic principles underlying a critical approach to rhetoric.
  • Define and explain what constitutes “hate” speech.
  • Define and explain the critique of whiteness.
  • Develop critical thinking and observation skills in evaluating discourse.
  • Demonstrate code differences across cultural groups in evaluating discourse.

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