Intersectional Rhetorics

Subject code


Course Number



H. Otis

Course Long Title

Intersectional Rhetorics


This course investigates intersectionality as an orientation toward critical practice for both scholars and activists. Students consider intersectionality as a theory, exploring its utility for understanding and explaining lived experiences of marginality and privilege. They explore intersectionality as a method for engaging in activism/advocacy as well as for analyzing and evaluating rhetorical texts. They also interrogate intersectionality as an issue of discipline, exploring the concept’s disciplinary roots in Black feminist theory and politics while also considering how the study of intersectionality has created an exigency in the discipline of rhetoric to amplify certain voices and issues. Prerequisite(s): AF/GS 201; AF/RF 162; GSS100; or RFSS 100 or 120.

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years

Offering Frequency

One-time offering