AT 27-001_FA20: Course Alias:
Protest is a key engine of American political history. Indeed, our nation was founded on dissent, spurred by the Boston Tea Party. And as the current global Black Lives Matter protests, the spring anti-quarantine protests, the Women?s Marches, and the climate marches have shown us, protest and dissent continue to be major forces for making controversial issues visible and for advancing changes in public policy. This course takes a rhetorical perspective when discussing protest and dissent meaning that we will look at the verbal and visual strategies employed, with varying levels of success, by various protesters and resistance groups.