The course analyzes how each theory defines rhetoric and characterizes the relationship between rhetoric and power, art, truth, emotion, and ethics.
Discusses the symbiotic relationship between rhetoric and democracy. Foundations Courses: Courses numbered in the 100s are Foundations courses.
These courses are designed principally for beginning political science majors, as well as non-majors seeking an introduction to the discipline's various sub-fields.
The purpose of these courses is threefold: To provide foundational knowledge of the key actors, structures, institutions and/or historical dynamics relevant to the respective sub-fields; to introduce the major theoretical trends, perspectives and debates that have shaped the evolution of the respective sub-fields; and to begin to develop a range of practical competencies (esp.
Introduction through textual analysis to historical and contemporary understandings of key terms such as authority, legitimacy, liberty, republicanism, democracy, revolution and "the good." Additionally, the course provides an introduction to political theory methods of analysis and critique, through the development of skills in reading, critical thinking, and writing.
A study of classical and modern rhetorical theories throughout Western history.research/writing skills) essential to further scholarly inquiry within the discipline of political science.This course examines the evolutionary role of women in politics as voters, citizens, candidates, and leaders from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 to the present. The readings and assignments in this course are designed to help students understand how social policies and programs contribute to Americans' lived experiences.The United Sates government is a large, complex system of multiple institutions that share power and authority and govern across multiple issue dimensions.To understand the policy process in this context we will 1) Discuss foundational theories of the policy process; 2) Examine several case studies designed to engage these theories and debate their practical application, and 3) Become "experts" in a particular policy area as each student prepares a presentation on that topic and presents politically viable solutions.The course examines the American public policy process through a case study apparoach.Attention wil be paid to issues of policy formation and implementation with a forcus on the role and interaction of national and state institutions.This course introduces the constitutional framework, political culture, branches of government, political behavior, and nongovernmental institutions (e.g.political parties, media, or interest groups) that dynamically shape American politics.The course is well suited for students who wish to develop their analytic, oral, and written communication skills. The first is to develop the foundational knowledge and conceptual literacy necessary to engage with International Relations' multidimensional concerns.These include issues such as world order, power, hierarchy, political violence, international law, development, religion, human rights, gender, humanitarianism and international organizations (such as the United Nations).