This is a course designed to introduce you to the method of rhetorical criticism. We will use case studies to explore this research method.
- MLK, “I Have a Dream”
- JFK, Houston Ministerial Address
- Obama, On race
- Stanton, “Solitude of Self”
- Johnson, Great Society
Course syllabus: CMS 415 syllabus spring 2015
- Week 1 paper: After watching Watson’s speech (found here), write a short essay (no more than 2 pages, double spaced) that answers the following questions: Based on your reading of chapter 1 in the textbook, is Watson’s speech a good example of rhetoric? Why/why not? Bring a copy with you to class on Thursday to turn in.
- Essay #1: essay 1
- Essay #2: essay 2
- Self evaluation for essay