Rhetorical Criticism (CMS 415)

This is a course designed to introduce you to the method of rhetorical criticism.  We will use case studies to explore this research method.


Course syllabus:  CMS 415 syllabus spring 2015

Course assignments:



  • 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

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