Culture, Identity, and Rhetoric of Place

R398 — Spring 2022

Cynthia Duquette Smith
Days and Times
1:15 - 2:30p MW (3 CR)
Course Description

Topic: The Rhetoric of Architecture

R398 explores the persuasive dimensions of places and spaces people build and that simultaneously shape those people. It examines how structures like buildings, theme parks, and housing developments are the product of strategic communication choices designed to influence how we think and behave. This class will explore how the built environment is rhetorically constructed and therefore both reveals and influences the social values and issues of the past, present, and future.