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WRIT3003: Visual Rhetoric and Contemporary Society

2022 unit information

How are we to make sense of our visually-orientated world? Debating theoretical, historical, and methodological developments in the fields of writing studies and rhetoric, we will develop a clearer understanding of the vital role that visual and nonverbal rhetoric plays in the contemporary realm.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

English and Writing

Code WRIT3003
Academic unit English and Writing
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in the Writing Studies minor
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify the rhetorical techniques associated with the field of visual rhetoric on close reading of influential texts (including literary works, films, visual artworks, songs, philosophical doctrines and monuments)
  • LO2. evaluate persuasive visual texts in relation to the historical, geographical, cultural, political and social contexts in which they were produced
  • LO3. plan for and meet goals and deadlines, both independently and as a team member
  • LO4. demonstrate advanced skills in research and critical thinking and analysis to link information in an original way
  • LO5. apply the concepts and theories associated with visual rhetoric and rhetorical reasoning and argumentation in evaluating discussions on current social and political issues and defend an ethical and logical argument effectively and reflectively in various mediums (oral, visual, and written).

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote

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