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Spring 2018 Schedule

RHCS 100-01 Public Speaking (M/W) 3:00-4:15 PM

RHCS 102-01 Interpersonal Communication (T/R) 10:30-11:45 AM

RHCS 103-01 Rhetorical Theory (T) 3:00-5:40 PM

RHCS 104-01 Interpreting Rhetorical Texts (M/W) 12:00-1:15 PM

RHCS 104-02 Interpreting Rhetorical Texts (M/W) 1:30-2:45 PM

RHCS 295-01 ST: Social Scientific Communication Research Methods (T/R) 1:30 -2:45 PM

RHCS 295-02 ST: Social Scientific Communication Research Methods (T/R) 3:00-4:15 PM

RHCS 302-01 Advance Theories/Interpersonal Communication (T/R) 9:00-10:15 AM

RHCS 350-01 Rhetoric in a Globalized World (T/R) 9:00-10:15 AM

RHCS 353-01 Rhetoric and Law (R) 3:00-5:40 PM

RHCS 412-01 ST: Production, Race, and Style (M/W) 10:30-11:45 AM

RHCS 490-01 Senior Capstone (M/W) 9:00-10:15 AM

RHCS 490-02 Senior Capstone (M/W) 10:30-11:45 AM

Course Descriptions

RHCS 295-01 and 295-02: Topics in Research: Social Scientific Communication Research Methods- Dr. Vickery

Communication researchers utilize various methodologies to explore the world, including empirical methods. In this course, we will examine the connection between theory and research methods, investigating what types of questions about human communication and behavior can (and cannot) be answered through surveys and experiments. Topics of exploration include research paradigms, ethics in empirical research, hypotheses, variables, sampling decisions, reliability vs. validity, among other topics. In exploring these topics, we will discuss and critique the claims made in social scientific research and consider how findings are disseminated to the public.

RHCS 412-01 Production, Race, and Style-  Dr. Hageman 

 This course examines the representation and production of race and style in the media to ask us to consider how our production practices reflect and resist racialized notions of the world around us. Media and cultural studies have traditionally treated style as an expression of cultural meanings, practices, and priorities. In recent years, scholarship in the field of cultural production has extended these discussions to show how style has become central to economic production and how taste has emerged as key mode of social stratification. Drawing on work from these fields this class will consider the follow question: what is style and how can concepts of style articulate and produce material value?

This course adopts three primary yet loosely-defined approaches: 1) cultural studies; 2) cultural production practices, and 3) queer of color/critical race interventions. As a production-themed class, students will also be asked to think through how their media practice reflects racialized notions of the world around them.