Rhetoric & Philosophy of Technology Emphasis Area
The Rhetoric & Philosophy of Technology emphasis (30 credits) focuses on the ethical engagement of technology in personal and professional life. Rhetoric & Philosophy of Technology works out of the media ecology tradition to explore ideas and issues that have a profound impact on communication and culture - some obvious and less obvious, but all vital to human life, liberty, and responsibility. Media ecology, as defined by Neil Postman, includes examination of the role of various communication media and how they have impacted human communication, perception, and experience.
Students complete the following required CORE COURSES:
- COMM 500 Professional Communication
- COMM 501 Persuasion in the Marketplace
- COMM 515 Organizational Communication
- COMM 522 Communication Research Methods
- COMM 523 Communication Ethics & Professional Civility
Students complete the following four (4) required emphasis courses:
- COMM 559 Philosophy of Communication
- COMM 561 Rhetorical Theory
- COMM 511 Rhetoric of Digital Communication
- COMM 628 Rhetoric & Philosophy of Technology or
COMM 610 Rhetoric & Philosophy of Cyberspace
Students select one (1) electives in consultation with advisors.