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Fall 2018 Schedule

RHCS 100-01 Public Speaking (T/R) 10:30-11:45 AM

RHCS 102-01 Interpersonal Communication (M/W) 9:00-10:15 AM

RHCS 102-02 Interpersonal Communication (M/W) 10:30-11:45 AM

RHCS 103-01 Rhetorical Theory (T/R) 12:00-1:15 PM

RHCS 103-02 Rhetorical Theory (M/W) 12:00-1:15 PM

RHCS 103-03 IRhetorical Theory (M/W) 3:00-4:15 PM

RHCS 105-01 Media, Culture and Identity (M/W) 10:30-11:45 AM

RHCS 279-01 Intro to Digital Humanities (M) 3:00-5:40 PM

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

RHCS 355-01 Rhetc, Med, & US Femsm 1830-1980 (T/R) 12-1:15 PM

RHCS 412-01 Digital Memory and The Archive (T/R) 12:00-1:15 PM

RHCS 412-02 Gender Violence (T/R) 1:30-2:45 PM

RHCS 412-03 Philosophy of Communications (M/W) 9:00-10:15 am

Course Descriptions

RHCS 295-01“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 “Digital Memory & the Archive”- Dr. Maurantonio

Digital Memory & the Archive is a course that encourages students to grapple with fundamental curatorial questions necessary to build an archive – a dynamic space for the preservation, storage, and accessing of historic artifacts. Complicating notions of the “archive” as a natural and transparent space, students will conduct research and develop content for the Race and Racism at the University of Richmond Project, with a particular focus on the build environment. In this course, students will develop critical archival skills as well as technical ones. The Race and Racism at the University of Richmond Project takes as its mission the documentation, preservation, and analysis of texts illuminating dimensions of the University of Richmond’s racial history.

RHCS 412-02 “Gender Violence”- Dr. Mifsud

This seminar explores ancient Greek rhetorics of gender violence and resistance via ancient Greek epic, comedy, tragedy, history, and philosophy. Exploring contexts, cases, causes, and effects of gender violence, along with means of resistance to and dismantling of gender violence, we bring our explorations of ancient Greek rhetorics to bear on contemporary gender violence crises in the aspiration of developing a praxis of living that is free from gender violence.

RHCS 412-03 “Philosophy of Communications”- Dr. Towns 

Both philosophy and communication have always been interlinked. Philosophy’s approach to “being” has often assumed communication: communicative practices are a central concern of what it means to be “human.” In this class, we will interrogate the relationship between philosophy, communication, and the human. In doing so, we will discover that historically the “human” holds racial implications for philosophy and communication. “Being” has been associated with Western Europe and “communication” for that being has often assumed Western modes mediation. In both cases, white, heterosexual, cisgender, middle classed men are often reflected as the construct of the human. Ultimately, we will approach philosophy and communication from a (black) philosophy of communication perspective that interrogates the forms of mediation through which the human has historically been cast.