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EN 372 — Rhetoric in Popular Culture

3 credits; 3 lecture hours

This course examines popular culture as a form of communication, and the tools used to analyze it. Using theories of rhetoric, communication, and social criticism, students unravel popular cultural artifacts and examine how dominant societal discourses, cultural myths, individual identities, and institutional ideologies are reified and subverted.
Prerequisite(s): EN 121 or ES 129 or equivalent.