Another Look at Ethos

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A definition of rhetoric
A modest but pragmatic, easy-to-hang-onto definition of rhetoric from Stoner and Perkins:

The art and science of creating and analyzing "messages that rely on verbal and nonverbal symbols that more or less intentionally influence social attitudes, values, beliefs, and actions." (6)

  • occasion
  • exigence
  • the type of discourse: forensic, deliberative, epideictic
  • forum and genre
  • cultural and historical context
  • presuppositions of shared ways of thinking

Elements of Electronic Rhetoric

ENGL 3179-5179 Fall 2015
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Earlier announcements on the CourseSyllabus page

Week of Nov 17 - 20

I'll be evaluating the style in micro-messages projects this week. Watch d2l.

I'm also attending the Open Education 2015 conference this week, so classes are cancelled. I'll post a chapter from Longaker to read for our return after T'Giving.

Week of Nov 24 - 26

T'Giving Break: Classes cancelled.

Weeks of Dec 1 - 3, and Dec 8

When we return from break, there are two class sessions scheduled - which is plenty of time for a final project! I'll post a chapter from Longaker to read for our return after T'Giving, and we'll take on a short project.

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