Us Citiz Ud: Argumentation

UKC 381-001

Instructor: 
Jennifer H. Rice
Jennifer H. Rice
Class Time: 
TR:2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Start Date: 
08/29/13
End Date: 
12/18/13
Semester: 
Fall 2013
Room: 
Whitehall Classroom Bldg-Rm.201-CB
Whitehall Classroom Bldg-Rm.201-CB
Building: 
Whitehall Classroom Bldg
Whitehall Classroom Bldg
Meeting time: 
TR 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Credits: 
3.0

Course Description

UKC 381-001 Fulfills UK core requirement: Community, Culture & Citizenship in the USA - "Deliberation, Persuasion, and Bullshit in the Public Sphere" examines how key cultural issues (from historical issues like slavery to current issues like immigration) have been argued in the public sphere. We will specifically examine three types of rhetorical argument: deliberation, persuasion, and what philosopher Harry Frankfurt infamously labeled "bullshit."