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COM 577 Communication for Civic Engagement 3.0 Credits

Extremist rhetoric and divisive politics seem to go hand-in-hand in today’s public deliberations. The media so often pair the word rhetoric itself with the pejorative adjectives mere, empty, and deceptive, that anything rhetorical becomes vilified. This course draws from the ancient accounts of rhetoric and the contemporary studies on rhetoric to rehabilitate it as a way to inform our efforts towards a more civil public discourse. This course also will host guest speakers from local civic and political organizations who engage in rhetorical practices in the service of civic engagement, which includes the discourse both of people who exercise political power and of citizens who debate over public policies and cultural identity.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

Interior Design BS / Urban Strategy MS

http://catalog.drexel.edu/undergraduate/collegeofmediaartsanddesign/interiordesignbsurbanstrategyms/

...S. (minimum scores: 100/577/233). Scores will...in AFAS, ARCH, ARTH, COM, DANC, ENGL, FMST...

Urban Strategy

http://catalog.drexel.edu/graduate/collegeofmediaartsanddesign/urbanstrategy/

...S. (minimum scores: 100/577/233). Scores will...AADM, AAML, BUSN, CHP, COM ,DSRE, EDPO, ENT...

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