May 24, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

WRT 352 Rhetoric of Science



This course introduces students to the idea that scientific discourse is, like all other types of discourse, highly rhetorical.  Students will learn how rhetoric operates in scientific texts and how to become literate, critical readers of scientific discourse.  Additionally, students will become familiar with how the cultural and historical contexts in which scientific research is performed shape the way that science is argued and how language and style shape scientific knowledge. Prerequisite: FCO 105  

3 credit hours