rhetoric & the “truth”

My favorite way to start a semester in Advanced Rhetoric:

In addition to readings from our three course texts: Rhetoric and Human Consciousness, Rhetoric and Style, and Rhetoric Online, the semester will bring in PDFs of readings like Tania Smith’s “What Connection Does Rhetorical Theory Have to Technical and Professional Communication?”

I also plan to show Thank You For Smoking, The Invention of Lying, Shattered Glass, and, if there’s time, SuperSize Me.

So much to cover and so many arguments to analyze, but I think my upper-level undergraduates can handle it!

It also helps that I’ve got 85-minute class periods. 😉

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