ENGLISH 303 - Language and Rhetorical Studies
Section: 001 Rhetorical Activism and U.S. Civil Rights Movement
Term: WN 2012
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Recommended for students interested in focusing their study of English on language matters.
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Susan B. Anthony and dozens of other women spent eight decades using the only power they had, the power of language, to ensure U.S. women their right to vote. The persuasive eloquence of Martin Luther King, Jr. changed this nation's consciousness as well as the experience of civil rights for all of its citizens. And although the United States did not ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, people such as Shirley Chisholm and Gloria Steinem forever altered the expectations and opportunities for women and men. How did these ordinary people accomplish extraordinary things by speaking up and speaking out? More broadly, how does our language define, sustain, reform, and even revolutionize the worlds in which we live? That will be our central question as we study several U.S. civil rights movements: the antislavery, early woman's rights, women's liberation, Black freedom, and gay rights movements.

Note: This course was taught as ENGLISH 319 from 2001 – 2009.

Course Requirements:

Work for this course includes weekly readings (primarily online), exams, and quizzes.

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ENGLISH 303 - Language and Rhetorical Studies
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001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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