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Title: ENGL 151-04, Words, Icons, Roles and Clips, Fall 1998
Authors: Canfield, Robert
Keywords: English, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;1998 Fall
Issue Date: 26-Aug-1998
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN
Abstract: The central project of this course, traditionally, is to teach students to write more effectively, to identify and mimic rhetorical strategies employed by the Great Orators, and to imbibe what academics have termed "the best of what has been thought and said." In some senses, this is the objective of this course. Yet, rather than just analyze rhetorical formulae and hone our syllogisms, students in this course will be asked to invade the enthymeme at the heart of such traditional curriculum and inquire into the various implications of cultural work (or, W.I.R.C.), from eulogies, epistles, polemics, treatises, manifestoes, and satires to artistic representations and dialogues to dramatic scripts to cinematic spectacles. Students will be asked to collectively interpret and discuss these cultural representations in light of a central theme: Representations of Power, and in light of the diverse critical perspectives they will engage. Working through a series of critical arguments, the course aims to develop crucial skills in critical thinking and articulation by promoting participation in the foundational ideologies, central concepts, and current debates that comprise our own roles in the teatrum mundi.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Office of Academic affairs by the course instructor.
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