Presidential Campaign Rhetoric

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Course Number



S. Kelley-Romano

Course Long Title

Presidential Campaign Rhetoric


In this course, students explore the wide array of discourse surrounding presidential campaigns. Attention is paid to political speeches, advertisements, debates, news reporting, and the use of social media in campaigning. Students also participate in an extensive "mock campaign" complete with candidates, conventions, media, debates, and scandal. Special attention is paid to the evaluation of evidence and sources in the construction of political argument and image. This seminar is recommended for juniors and seniors. Prerequisite(s): one course in rhetoric, film, and screen studies.

Modes of Inquiry

Analysis and Critique [AC], Creative Process and Production [CP]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

INDS Program Relationship

IDAM - AMST Program

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years