This class will focus on public rhetoric through narrative non-fiction and personal essay. This is a research and writing course designed to develop effective essays in a public voice (written and visual). Students will expand on skills and knowledge gained in either or both World of Writing (WoW) fall and winter courses--and requires a student to have earned full credit in at least one of the previous WoW courses. The rise of technology and social media as modes of communication have brought rhetoric more prominently into our lives, creating complex structures of understanding and disseminating information; at the same time, individual and community voices continue to inspire and lead. We will be practicing how to navigate rhetoric in our lives and expository works through both an Indigenous lens and cognitive lens. This is an inclusive environment for any student wanting to strengthen their skills in research, writing & rhetoric, and personal writing style. All are welcome.
Book: Shapes of Native Nonfiction ed. by Elissa Washuta.
Class is synchronous zoom Mondays 6-9pm.