Dr. Leila Brammer -- FAC 324 -- 933-7372
Email -- Lbrammer@gac.edu
Reserve Materials at Library.
Attendance is expected on all days. NO late assignments or makeups will be accepted, except in cases of EXTREME DOCUMENTED EMERGENCY.
Attendance is MANDATORY on ALL presentation days. Those not in attendance
will have 2.5 points deducted from their grade.
|Grading System:||Grading Scale:|
|Participation/Quizzes||15||100-93 = A 76-73 = C|
|Article Critique||10||92-90 = A- 72-70 = C-|
|Situational Analysis||10||89-87 = B+ 69-67 = D+|
|Descriptive Analysis||20||86-83 = B 66-60 = D|
|Critical Perspective||5||82-80 = B- 59-0 = F|
|Final Paper||40||79-77 = C+|
Article Review: Each person will be responsible for a ten-minute presentation of a scholarly article.
Project: A three-part assignment--Situational Analysis, Descriptive Analysis, and Final Paper--in which one rhetorical artifact will be analyzed. More later on this assignment.
Come see me in my office for help. If the hours are inconvenient, make an appointment. Since I will be grading you, my input may be important to you.
If the situation warrants, this syllabus may be subject to change at my discretion.
Day Topic Readings
Feb 9 Introduction to Course
Feb 11 Rhetoric Ch. 1
Feb 16 Rhetorical Criticism Ch. 2, Lib1
Feb 18 Situational and Descriptive Analysis Lib 2
Project Proposal Due
Feb 23 NeoAristotelian Criticism Ch. 3
Feb 25 Close Textual Analysis Lib 3
Mar 2 Metaphoric Criticism Ch. 9
Mar 4 Flex Day
Mar 9 Descriptive Analysis/Application Day
Situational Analysis Due
Mar 11 Narrative Criticism Ch. 10
Mar 16 Dramatistic Criticism Ch. 11
Mar 18 Dramatistic Criticism
Mar 23 Fantasy-Theme Analysis Ch. 5
Mar 25 Fantasy-Theme Analysis
Apr 6 Generic Criticism Ch. 7
Apr 8 Ideological Criticism Ch. 8
Apr 13 Choosing a Critical Perspective
Descriptive Analysis Due
Apr 15 Feminist Criticism Ch. 6
Apr 20 Feminist Criticism
Critical Perspective Due
Apr 22 Psychosocial Criticism Lib 4
Apr 27 Social Movements Lib 5
Apr 29 Lab Day
May 4 Presentations & Critiques
Rough Draft Due
May 6 Application Day
May 11 Presentations
May 13 Presentations
May 18 Presentations
May 25 Final Papers Due at Noon