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Fall 2020 Schedule
RHCS 100-01 Public Speaking (M/W) 10:30-11:45 AM
RHCS 100-02 Public Speaking (T/R) 9:00-10:15 AM
RHCS 100-03 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) 1:30-2:45 PM
RHCS 102-03 Interpersonal Communication (M/W) 10:30-11:45 AM
RHCS 104-01 Interpreting Rhetorical Texts (T/R) 9:00-10:15 AM
RHCS 104-02   Interpreting Rhetorical Texts (T/R) 10:30-11:45 AM
RHCS 106-01 Intro to Cultural Studies (M/W) 10:30-11:45 AM
RHCS 295-01 Introduction to Digital Humanities (M/W) 9:00-10:15 AM
RHCS 295-02 Propaganda and Democracy (T/R) 3:00-4:15 PM
RHCS 343-01 Rhetoric and Politics (T/R) 12:00-1:15 PM
RHCS 354-01 Communication Theory & Race (M/W) 12:00-1:15 PM
RHCS 412-01 ST: Critical Intercultural Communication (T/R) 3:00-4:15 PM
RHCS 412-02 ST: Rhetorics in South Asia (M/W) 1:30-2:45 PM

Course Descriptions
RHCS 295-01 “Introduction to Digital Humanities”- Dr. Tilton
Digital Humanities or “DH” brings together computing and the humanities. In this course, we will explore applying computational methods such as text analysis, mapping, and network analysis to humanities data. No programing experience required. 

RHCS 295-02 “Propaganda and Democracy”- Dr. Achter
A survey of research methods for examining the Internet Research Agency’s (IRA’s) propaganda campaign in the 2016 presidential U.S. election. Students in this course will 1) examine the current state of civic discourse, and the barriers to engaging in it; 2) learn methods in rhetoric and Digital Humanities for interpreting how the IRA used social media in the campaign; and 3) equip themselves with a critical vocabulary that will allow them to identify and resist demagogic rhetoric.

RHCS 412-01: ST: “Critical Intercultural Communication”- Dr. Barney
Provides an introduction to the study of intercultural communication through a critical lens, with a special emphasis on how power affects communication between different types of cultures on a transnational, national, and local level. The course highlights the many communicative contexts (economic, governmental, legal, educational, family, media and more) that surround this power and lead to both cross-cultural collaboration and conflict. Students will engage with global perspectives that challenge Western worldviews and offer alternative narratives about issues such as borders, bodies, space, and place. 

RHCS 412-02 “Rhetorics in South Asia”- Dr. Mifsud
In this seminar we will survey the rhetorical milieu of South Asia. Drawing from decolonial feminist comparative rhetorical studies, we will read ancient epic texts, including Mahabharata and Ramayana, to learn some of the stories and myths that have historically coordinated South Asia. We will read as well ancient shastras, like Kautilya’s Arthashastra to learn of the rhetorical systems organizing the the early, and continuing, Hindu empire. We will study contemporary theories of culture arising from South Asian perspectives, including writings of Gayatri Spivak, Homi Bhabha, Arundhati Roy. In addition, we will study contemporary rhetorics of social movements in South Asia, such as legal and cultural movements related to the ending of the caste system, the partition of India and Pakistan, justice movements led by Gandhi, and at large South Asian struggles with nationalism, colonialism, and capitalism.