Rhetorical Approaches to Scientific and Technological Issues
Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Restricted to upper-division standing. Application of rhetorical theories to scientific issues. Topics include: Rhetorical dimensions of scientific knowledge-making; scientific voice; rhetorical figures in science; incommensurability and demarcation; epistemology, definition, and classification; science wars; models of scientific literacy and accommodation, and implications for risk communication. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum or SciEng | AH or SE, WE.—W.